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7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

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New Caledonia is part of the ‘Ring of Fire’, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

SYDNEY, Australia (Aug. 13, 2016) — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of New Caledonia Friday, August 12, in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said.  Continue reading 7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat