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New Caledonia orders evacuation after 7.7 quake triggers tsunami warning

Warning sirens had been activated and people were asked to leave areas near the island's coastline
Last Updated : 19 May 2023, 06:42 IST

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New Caledonia ordered the evacuation of coastal areas on Friday, a government official said, after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean triggered a tsunami warning.

Warning sirens had been activated and people were asked to leave areas near the island's coastline, Colonel Marchi Leccia, a security official, told a local radio station. An AFP journalist reported that at least one beach had been evacuated.

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Published 19 May 2023, 06:42 IST

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