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Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS
November 19, 2017 / 10:36 AM / in 25 days

Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67 km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.

The quake, whose depth was 12.8 miles, occurred just hours after a 6.4 tremor 46 miles east of the Loyalty Islands.

Writing by Lisa Von Ahn; editing by Grant McCool

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