A 7.3-magnitude quake hit off the coast of New Caledonia on early Monday in the tectonically active Pacific region, tsunami warning was issued, the US Geological Survey said.
Reuters reported two waves hit at 12.35pm (NZT).
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) promptly issued a tsunami threat warning for coasts within 186 miles of the earthquake's epicenter. PTWC warns that follow-up waves may occur at intervals of five minutes to an hour, and may be higher than before.
The tremor hit at a depth 25 kilometres some 85 kilometres to the east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands, initial data from the survey said. "Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters above the tide level for the coasts of Vanuatu", the USGS said.
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It's not yet known how strongly the quake was felt in New Caledonian and surrounding islands or whether there has been any damage.
Although the Australia and New Zealand authorities said there were no tsunami threats to any of these countries.
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Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office advised people in southern provinces to evacuate coastal areas for higher ground.