Series of powerful earthquakes hit the Loyote Islands

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(ORDO NEWS) — Loyote is a group of coral islands in the Pacific Ocean. The epicenters of all tremors were located in the ocean and followed one after another – 6.0, 5.7, 6.1 and the most powerful with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale.

The epicenters of all earthquakes were located very shallow, about 10 km below the ocean surface.


Tsunamis are very possible. This is a very strong earthquake that will possibly lead to more earthquakes around the world. Prepare to evacuate if you live near the coast in Western Australia or New Zealand.

The United States has already started issuing a tsunami wave warning, information is constantly being updated.

The authorities are still assessing the possible threat of a tsunami on the west coast of the United States.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for New Zealand, Australia and several other parts of the Pacific Ocean following a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Loyalty Island in New Caledonia. Authorities have warned that tsunami waves can reach heights of over one meter and could strike in the next few hours.

A warning about a tsunami wave with a wave height of more than one meter (no one can say for sure) is announced for:

American Samoa
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Howland and Baker
Island Jarvis
Island Kermadec
Marshall Islands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Island Palmyra
Papua – New Guinea
Solomon islands
Wallis and Futuna

The National Tsunami Warning Centers have called on local governments to act immediately and warn coastal residents. Those who live in the immediate vicinity must follow the instructions of the local authorities.

In the epicenter of powerful earthquakes, aftershocks continue, and now there has been an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6, followed by a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale in the same area where all the previous tremors.

Places nearby

Vao, Southern Province, New Caledonia
413.7 km (257.1 mi) w – Population: 1862
Isangel, Tafea, Vanuatu
471.5 km (293 mi) NW – Population: 1,437
Ve, Loyote Islands, New Caledonia
506.6 km (314.8 mi) WNW – Population: 10,375
Mont Dore, Southern Province, New Caledonia
516.4 km (320.8 mi) WNW – Population: 24,680
Noumea, Southern Province, New Caledonia
527.8 km (328 mi) w – Population: 93,060


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