An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred near the island of New Caledonia

A series of powerful earthquakes occurred in the ocean near the islands of New Caledonia, the most powerful tremor reached a magnitude of 6.8, followed by earthquakes of magnitude 5.0, 5.1, 6.9.

Tadine, New Caledonia
137.2 km (85.3 mi) E
Population: 7,492
Wé, New Caledonia
217.4 km (135.1 mi) ESE
Population: 10,375
Mont-Dore, New Caledonia
280.4 km (174.3 mi) ENE
Population: 24,680
Dumbéa, New Caledonia
289.6 km (180.0 mi) ENE
Population: 19,346
Nouméa, New Caledonia

New Caledonia – the territory in Oceania, is located in the Coral Sea. The territory is an overseas possession of France with a special status. It is one big island with several small islets and rocks.