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New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after big quake

NOUMEA, France (AFP)  A shallow and powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia Wednesday prompting a tsunami alert and evacuations on the Pacific island, authorities said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that tsunami waves had been observed in the region but did not say where. Residents of New Caledonia, which lies north of New Zealand, received text messages directing them to go to refuges immediately, with waves of up to three meters possible, according to the warning center. [ ]

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