undersea quake was only a shallow 10 km deep and about 155 km
east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands off New Caledonia's east coast.
The United States Geological Survey has recorded the shake as a
Defence said there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand.
tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 1000 km of the
epicenter along the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia," the
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
said the waves could be as high as 3m above sea level in New
Caledonia and Vanuatu, and up to 1m above the tide level in Fiji.