Pacific Ocean Earthquake: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake was felt on Saturday (May 20) in the Pacific Ocean, east of New Caledonia. According to the US Geological Survey, a major earthquake had occurred in the same region a day earlier, which had a magnitude of 7.7.
The epicenter was 35 kilometers (22 mi) deep and was located about 300 kilometers (190 mi) east of the New Caledonian Islands. Giving information through a latest update, the Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning Center said that if tsunami waves are generated due to the earthquake, its height is expected to be less than 0.3 meters (one foot).
There was an earthquake yesterday too
According to the Tsunami Warning Center, tsunami waves can reach Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu and the Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna. Earlier, the Tsunami Warning Center informed that there is a possibility of tsunami waves in the coastal area coming within 300 km from the epicenter.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in February
is the latest in a series of powerful earthquakes to hit the Pacific Ocean region in recent months. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in February, prompting a tsunami warning that was later lifted. The Pacific region is home to the Ring of Fire, a region of intense seismic activity caused by the movement of tectonic plates.
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