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Third quake strikes New Caledonia region

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It is the third quake in the Loyalty Islands in the past day. Photo: Getty
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An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has struck south-east of the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey says.

Friday morning’s quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres. It was the third earthquake of magnitude 6.8 or over in the region in 24 hours.

There was no risk of a tsunami in the region following the tremor, the US tsunami warning system said.