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Tsunami waves detected in Pacific after magnitude 7 earthquake

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Quake strikes New Caledonia triggering tsunami in Vanuatu

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia - USGS

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New Caledonia policeman sentenced for beating teen

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Date proposed for New Caledonia referendum

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Poadja nominated for New Caledonia's French Senate seat

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New Caledonia dengue epidemic over

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Outcry over New Caledonia common heritage declaration
There is criticism of a New Caledonian proposal to draw up a formal declaration to affirm the territory's heritage before next year's independence referendum. At the weekend, Philippe Gomes of the anti-independence Caledonia Together Party suggested drawing up a document to be endorsed by all sides to confirm the elements that unite and define the territory. But another anti-independence group, the Caledonian Republicans, accused him of acceding to the demands of the pro-independence camp   Read More ...
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Jail for New Caledonian shooting at police
The criminal court in New Caledonia has jailed a 23-year-old man for four years for firing at police trying to intervene in a dispute on the island of Ouvea last month. Les Nouvelles Caledoninnes reports that another 10 months have been added to his sentence because he failed to adhere to the terms of two previous suspended sentences. The gunman had both fired at a police vehicle and at the police station, but nobody was hurt   Read More ...
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Regain de tension en Nouvelle-Calédonie, malgré l’accord politique
Quinze jours après la réunion du comité des signataires de l’accord de Nouméa, le 2 novembre à Matignon, et à dix jours de la visite en Nouvelle-Calédonie du premier ministre, Edouard Philippe, qui débutera le 1 décembre, la situation politique sur le territoire semble connaître un net regain de tension. L’accord politique qui avait été conclu lors du comité des signataires, notamment sur la composition de la liste électorale appelée à prendre part au référendum de novembre 2018 sur l’accession de la Nouvelle-Calédonie à la pleine souveraineté, avait été quasi-unanimement salué en métropole   Read More ...
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Nouvelle-Calédonie: Un séisme de magnitude 7 au large de l'île ne fait pas de dégât
Un puissant séisme de magnitude 7 s’est produit ce lundi au large de l’archipel de Nouvelle-Calédonie, provoquant la frayeur des habitants mais pas de dégât notable, selon les autorités locales. Une alerte au tsunami concernant les bandes côtières des îles Loyauté, à l’est de la Grande Terre, l’île des Pins et la commune de Yaté, au sud, a été levée au bout d’une heure, selon la Sécurité civile   Read More ...
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New Caledonia Labour Party threatens referendum boycott
New Caledonia's Labour Party has threatened to boycott next year's independence referendum because of alleged irregularities with the electoral roll. At its Congress, the party challenged the agreement reached in Paris two weeks ago when leading politicians from rival sides agreed to add another 11,000 voters to the restricted roll to be used for the plebiscite. Before the Paris meeting, the demand was to automatically enrol 23,000   Read More ...
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Two New Caledonia prison escapees still on the run
Two inmates in New Caledonia remain on the run after a weekend escape of ten prisoners. Police said seven of the men were apprehended quickly while another was caught in Noumea during the night from Saturday to Sunday. Pictures of the two remaining fugitives, who are being described as dangerous, have been issued to the public. The two are a 24-year-old and a 19-year-old from Canala, who had been serving jail sentences for robbery   Read More ...
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Nouvelle-Calédonie: séisme de magnitude 7 au large, pas de dégât
Un puissant séisme de magnitude 7,0 s'est produit lundi au large de l'archipel de Nouvelle-Calédonie, provoquant la frayeur des habitants mais pas de dégât notable, selon les autorités locales. Une alerte au tsunami concernant les bandes côtières des îles Loyauté, à l'est de la Grande Terre, l'île des Pins et la commune de Yaté, au sud, a été levée au bout d'une heure, selon la Sécurité civile   Read More ...
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Tsunami waves detected in Pacific after magnitude 7 earthquake
Noumea, New Caledonia: Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The agency said waves as high as 1 meter (3.3 ft) above the high-tide mark were forecast to hit New Caledonia and smaller waves were expected in Vanuatu. It said the actual size of the waves would vary depending on the coastline, with barrier reefs reducing wave height, and warned that the initial wave may not be the largest   Read More ...
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Strong quake off New Caledonia, tsunami warning up
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82 kilometers to the east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 10:45 a.m. (2245 GMT). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert saying that tsunami waves could affect areas within 300 kilometers (180 miles), which would include Vanuatu and New Caledonia, whose capital Noumea sits some 250 kilometers east of the epicenter   Read More ...
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Little risk of tsunami danger after large New Caledonia quake
A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighbouring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms of the epicentre, but later said the danger had largely passed. The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7   Read More ...
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7.3 magnitude quake hits east of New Caledonia
Shares Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 08:02 AM IST, PTI No casualties reported so far. A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday in the tectonically active Pacific region, the US Geological Survey said. The tremor hit at a depth 25 kilometres some 85 kilometres to the east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands, initial data from the survey said   Read More ...
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Quake strikes New Caledonia triggering tsunami in Vanuatu
A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighbouring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 km of the epicentre, but later said the danger had largely passed. Monday's quake, initially reported as magnitude 7   Read More ...
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Small tsunami detected after M7 undersea temblor strikes near New Caledonia, prompting evacuations
SYDNEY – A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunami toward New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter, saying wave heights would vary depending on coastlines and that the initial waves may not be the largest   Read More ...
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7.0 magnitude quake off New Caledonia, triggering tsunami warning
NOUMEA: A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82km to the east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 10.45am (6.45am Malaysia). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an alert saying that tsunami waves could affect areas within 300km, which would include Vanuatu and New Caledonia, whose capital Noumea sits some 250km east of the epicentre   Read More ...
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Tsunami warning after strong quake off New Caledonia
A magnitude-7.0 quake has struck near New Caledonia prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms of the epicentre. It was centred about 68 kilometres northeast of the island of Mare at a depth of 25km and struck at a shallow depth of 10 km the United States Geological Survey said. The quake was felt in New Caledonian and surrounding islands and a hotel contacted on Lifou said there was no damage   Read More ...
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Tsunami waves detected in New Caledonia, Vanuatu after quake - PTWC
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The agency said waves as high as 1 metre (3.3 ft) above the high-tide mark were forecast to hit New Caledonia and smaller waves were expected in Vanuatu. It said the actual size of the waves would vary depending on the coastline, with barrier reefs reducing wave height, and warned that the initial wave may not be the largest   Read More ...
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Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicenter, but later said the danger had largely passed   Read More ...
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7.0 Magnitude Quake Off New Caledonia, Triggering Tsunami Warning
Noumea, France: A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82 kilometres to the east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 10:45 am (2245 GMT). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert saying that tsunami waves could affect areas within 300 kilometres (180 miles), which would include Vanuatu and New Caledonia, whose capital Noumea sits some 250 kilometres east of the epicentre   Read More ...
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Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia
SYDNEY: An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicentre. The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past month   Read More ...
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M7.0 earthquake strikes off New Caledonia coast
SYDNEY (Kyodo) -- A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Monday off the northeast coast of New Caledonia, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake occurred at 9:43 a.m. local time, at a depth of 10 kilometers, roughly 82 km east-northeast of Tadine, on the southern Pacific island nation's Mare Island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said tsunami waves have been observed and hazardous waves are possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu   Read More ...
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Tsunami waves hit after magnitude 7 quake rocks New Caledonia
Tsunami waves have been detected after an undersea earthquake struck 82km east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands. The magnitude 7.0 quake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300km of the epicentre. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says waves as high as 1 metre above the high-tide mark are forecast to hit New Caledonia and smaller waves are expected in Vanuatu   Read More ...
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Small tsunamis detected after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicenter, saying wave heights would vary depending on coastlines and that the initial wave may not be the largest   Read More ...
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Tsunami waves detected in New Caledonia, Vanuatu after earthquake: PTWC
Sydney: Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. The agency said waves as high as 1 metre above the high-tide mark were forecast to hit New Caledonia and smaller waves were expected in Vanuatu. It said the actual size of the waves would vary depending on the coastline, with barrier reefs reducing wave height, and warned that the initial wave may not be the largest   Read More ...
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Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near New Caledonia - USGS
REUTERS: A magnitude 7.3 quake struck on Monday near New Caledonia in the South Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, originally measured at 7.2, was centred 42 miles (68 km) east-northeast of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, at a depth of 15.5 miles (25 km), the USGS said. New Caledonia is a French territory, made up a series of islands.   Read More ...
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Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The agency said waves as high as 1 metre (3.3 ft) above the high-tide mark were forecast to hit New Caledonia and smaller waves were expected in Vanuatu. It said the actual size of the waves would vary depending on the coastline, with barrier reefs reducing wave height, and warned that the initial wave may not be the largest   Read More ...
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Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near New Caledonia - USGS
(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 quake struck on Monday near New Caledonia in the South Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, originally measured at 7.2, was centred 42 miles (68 km) east-northeast of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, at a depth of 15.5 miles (25 km), the USGS said. New Caledonia is a French territory, made up a series of islands   Read More ...
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Tsunami waves hit alert New Caledonia and Vanuatu after big quake hits Pacific
Tsunami waves have been detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Reuters reported the waves hit at 12.35pm (NZT). There was no word on damage. The quake hit at 11:43am (NZT) at a depth of 25km close to the Loyalty Islands, near New Caledonia, according to the US Geological Service (USGS). An updated tsunami alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had warned that some hazardous tsunami waves were possible for the two Pacific islands   Read More ...
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Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia
SYDNEY (REUTERS) – An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82kms east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday (Nov 20), prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300kms of the epicentre. The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past month   Read More ...
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Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS
(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67 km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.   Read More ...
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS
(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometers (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday.   Read More ...
Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia - USGS
(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometres (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.6, struck at 8:25 pm in the evening (0925 GMT) at a shallow depth of 13.0 km, the USGS said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii   Read More ...
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia - USGS
REUTERS: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometres (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.6, struck at 8:25 pm in the evening (0925 GMT) at a shallow depth of 13.0 km, the USGS said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii   Read More ...
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Four men jailed in New Caledonia for transporting cocaine
New Caledonia's criminal court has sentenced four men to jail terms for transporting 1.4 tonnes of cocaine on a yacht from South America. The four men from Latvia and Lithuania were intercepted by the French navy off Tonga in July. The skipper was jailed for seven years and the three others for six years. The defence asked for their acquittal. They said they didn't know about the drugs, claiming they were paid just over $US2,000 a month for sailing the yacht for refurbishment in Australia   Read More ...
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Cocaine smuggling trial opens in New Caledonia
The trial has opened in New Caledonia of four men accused of smuggling 1.4 tonnes of cocaine. The four men from Latvia and Lithuania were on a yacht off Tonga they intercepted by the French navy in July. The prosecution has asked for the captain to be jailed for ten years and the other three for eight years. The drug consignment was burnt under tight security in the furnace of the SLN nickel smelter in Noumea   Read More ...
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Deal on New Caledonia restricted electoral roll challenged
A New Caledonian group has spoken out against this month's deal reached in Paris defining the restricted electoral roll for next year's planned independence referendum. The signatories to the Noumea Accord agreed to add another 11,000 names to the roll by including 7,000 indigenous Kanaks and 4,000 others born in New Caledonia. However, the group of pro-independence supporters and nationalists, which had staged mass rallies to get all Kanaks automatically enrolled, says 12,000 Kanaks have been left out   Read More ...
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New Caledonia microlight crash kills two
A microlight plane has crashed in New Caledonia, killing its pilot and two passengers. Police said the accident happened near the reef off Voh in the north of the main island. The aircraft was on a commercial tourist flight, carrying a visitor from Reunion. The pilot who had been trained in France had reportedly moved to New Caledonia only six months ago   Read More ...
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Deux morts dans le crash d'un ULM en Nouvelle-Calédonie
Deux hommes sont décédés mardi dans le nord de la Nouvelle-Calédonie dans le crash de leur ULM, qui effectuait un vol touristique, a indiqué la gendarmerie. L'accident s'est produit dans un secteur baptisé "le trou bleu" à proximité immédiate du récif extérieur du lagon sur la commune de Voh, à 300 km au nord de Nouméa. Deux ULM volaient ensemble, quand l'un des deux a piqué brutalement en vrille, pour une raison qui reste à déterminer   Read More ...
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Stranded New Caledonia ship breaks up
The container ship Kea Trader which has been struck on a reef off New Caledonia for several month has split in half. The French High Commission says the vessel was evacuated before it broke up. The Kea Trader ran aground in as yet unexplained circumstances on the Durand Reef near Mare on a voyage from Papeete to Noumea in July. The nearly new Maltese-flagged vessel was emptied of its fuel in subsequent weeks   Read More ...
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Nouvelle-Calédonie: un porte-conteneurs échoué depuis 4 mois s'est brisé en deux
Nouméa - Un porte-conteneurs, qui s'est échoué le 12 juillet sur un récif en Nouvelle-Calédonie, s'est brisé en deux sous l'effet de la houle, ont indiqué lundi les autorités locales. Les neuf membres de l'équipage encore à bord ont été évacués en urgence par les secours en mer de l'archipel, à la demande de la société de sauvetage Ardent, qui supervise les opérations autour de ce navire de 184 mètres   Read More ...
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New Caledonia partnership with France mooted
New Caledonia's Palika party has proposed making New Caledonia an independent state in partnership with France. The idea was repeated at its Congress at the weekend when it and three other components making up the FLNKS pro-independence movement had separate meetings to discuss the path to next year's independence referendum. The option proposed by Palika would entail granting New Caledonia a seat at the United Nations   Read More ...
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