Earthquake Causes Tsunami

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, November 20, 2017

This weekend there were two strong earthquakes in the New Caledonia regions.

The first struck 67.0 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia as a magnitude 6.6 on Saturday evening.

It struck at a depth of 20 km.

The second earthquake was at 10:40 pm.

It had a magnitude of 7.0 and was centered 82.2 km east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia.

It was at a depth of 10 km.

When the 7.0 struck, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said small tsunami waves were observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, but later said the danger had largely passed.

Waves may have reached up to one metre above the high tide level in parts of New Caledonia and smaller in Vanuatu.

The Team

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