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Tsunami warning for Vanuatu and New Caledonia after 7.6 magnitude earthquake

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Authorities order the ‘immediate evacuation’ of people to refuge areas, saying tsunami waves could reach up to three metres A tsunami warning has been issued for all of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, after a shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s coast, prompting warnings that hazardous tsunami waves of between one and three metres could reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The earthquake was a shallow 10km (6 miles) deep and occurred about 155km (95 miles) southeast of the Loyalty Islands, which are part of New Caledonia, a French territory, on Wednesday afternoon local time.
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