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National | ‘Tsunami confirmed’ after earthquake in South Pacific

The quake struck just after midnight on Thursday about 415km east of Vao in New Caledonia at a depth of 10km.



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A 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck in the South Pacific has caused a tsunami, the Australian weather agency said.
“Tsunami confirmed,” the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in a tweet, as it warned of a threat to Lord Howe Island, which is about 550km (340 miles) east of Australia’s mainland.
The earthquake struck in the South Pacific, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, sparking a tsunami warning for New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and other nations in the region.
The earthquake struck…

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