Tsunami warnings for New Caledonia, Vanuatu after 7.5 magnitude earthquake

Tsunami waves have been seen after a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia.

The US National Tsunami Center said the tremor struck at a shallow profundity of around 10 km soon after 3:00pm (local time) around 168 km east of the closest populated city, Tadine, on New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, reported ABC News.

"Unsafe tidal wave waves" were estimate for Vanuatu and New Caledonia by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC). 

PTWC said waves 1 to 3 meters over the tide level could hit New Caledonia and Vanuatu and affirmed "tidal wave waves have been watched" at about 3:45pm (AEST). 

Vanuatu's legislature discharged an announcement saying it was not expecting a "dangerous tidal wave". 

Earthquake's epicenter was around 310 kilometers from New Caledonia's capital, Noumea. 

"That is truly far away," USGS's Rafael Abreu said. 

"We wouldn't hope to perceive any noteworthy harm from that distant starting from the earliest stage identified with this occasion." 

As per PTWC, any waves that hit Australia because of the tremor would be under 30 centimeters tall. 

Somewhere around five delayed repercussions additionally hit, running in magnitude from 5.6 to 6. 

New Caledonia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" — the bend of seismic blames around the Pacific Ocean where a large portion of the world's earthquakes and volcanic movement happen.

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