Two HUGE earthquakes STRIKE New Caledonia – tremors RICOCHET across Ring of Fire

Monday, October 15, 2018
By Paul Martin

TWO MASSIVE earthquakes have struck the French island of New Caledonia sending aftershocks ricocheting through the volatile Ring of Fire region.

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

A huge magnitude 6.8 quake rocked the region early on Tuesday morning.

The earthquake followed an earlier quake that was given a preliminary 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported the first quake has no potential to cause damage.

It was reviewed after it was initially registered as a 6.5 and then downgraded to a 6.3 on the Richter scale.

It struck at a depth of 10km at 00.28 (UTC) 23.28 (BST) on Monday.

There is no immediate tsunami threat, the National Weather Service said.

There is also no tsunami watch or warning.

The quake’s epicentre was 120 miles to the south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

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