An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the French territory of New Caledonia on Saturday, the authorities said, with no danger of a tsunami.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) which reported several aftershocks around the region after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake said the quake hit at a depth of about 36 km (22.37 miles).
Following the quake, Australia’s meteorology bureau said there was no tsunami threat to mainland Australia, islands and territories.
On Friday, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake triggered the risk of tsunami waves across the South Pacific which later passed.
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