Tsunami Waves Detected After 7.0 Pacific Quake
Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:49 AM
Monday's quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) about 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia. It was the second major tremor in the same area in just over 12 hours and the third in the past month.
"We are a little bit scared, we have had an earthquake last night and today it was quite a big one," said Wayan Rigault, communications manager at Hotel Nengone Village on the island of Mare, which is the closest landmass to the epicenter.
2018 Rainfall - 62.65"
High Temp. - 110.03*
Low Temp. - 8.4*