Major Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Strikes Southeast of the Loyalty Islands

According to the US Seismic Monitoring Center, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 occurred off New Caledonia, about 350 kilometers southeast of the Loyalty Islands. The earthquake has caused “no casualties or damage at this stage,”

The epicenter of the quake was located about 350 kilometers southeast of the Loyalty Islands, and about 430 kilometers from Vanuatu, the earthquake took place ten kilometers deep.No tsunami warning

In the minutes that followed, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning, before finally changing its mind.

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