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A strong earthquake hits the South Pacific on the "Ring of Fire" near New Caledonia, causing tsunami warnings

Last Updated December 5, 2018 2:25 AM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A strong earthquake that shook Wednesday in the South Pacific sent jitters in the area after authorities warned of possible tsunamis There were no first reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit shallow depths near New Caledonia in the afternoon, where earthquakes are …

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7.5 quake strikes off New Caledonia | New Caledonia News

The earthquake has struck off the east coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, according to seismologists, prompting a tsunami alert and evacuations on the Pacific Island, UK. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Residents of New Caledonia, a French territory, received text messages directing them to go to refuge centers immediately, with waves of up to three Macron hails …

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New Caledonia chooses a part of France

(NOUMEA, New Caledonia) – A majority of voters in the Southern Pacific region of New Caledonia have chosen to remain part of France rather than support independence on Sunday. This is a turning point that has led French President Emmanuel Macron to engage in a comprehensive dialogue on the EU, the future of the archipelago. 56.4% of voters who took …

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New Caledonia votes against the independence of France – Quartz

It has been 38 years since a French territory became independent and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in the South Pacific. This weekend it almost happened again, this time in neighboring New Caledonia. The citizens of this archipelago, 1,207 km east of Australia, responded to the polls on November 4 to answer the question: "Do you want New Caledonia …

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After a long separatist struggle, New Caledonia became independent

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, decides on Sunday in a referendum on independence, which is the result of a 30-year decolonization process to become the newest state in the world. It is the first self-determination vote that has taken place on French territory since Djibouti voted in favor of independence in the Horn …

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New Caledonia votes on the independence of France

The French Pacific islands of New Caledonia vote on Sunday to decide whether they want to become an independent nation in a closely watched test of France's support in one of its many areas scattered around the world. About 18,000 kilometers) From mainland France, New Caledonia owns a quarter of the world's known nickel reserves – an important electronic component …

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Strong earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami waves arise

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A strong 7.1-magnitude seaquake near New Caledonia in the South Pacific triggered small earthquake shafts on Wednesday, officials in the region said. The quake hit a shallow 10 km (6 miles) depth 372 km (230 miles) east of the New Caledonian capital Nouméa, according to the US Geological Survey. It was originally reported as Magnitude 7. No …

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New Caledonia protects huge coral reefs

New Caledonia agreed on Tuesday to protect some of the world's last nearly untouched coral reefs, which were hailed by conservationists as a major breakthrough. The Pacific Overseas Territory is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 2.5 million seabirds and over 9,300 marine species such as dugongs – sea mammals associated with manatees – and nesting green sea turtles, …

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Breakthrough as New Caledonia chooses to protect coral reefs | Surroundings

New Caledonia has agreed to tighten protection measures on much of some of the world's last nearly untouched coral reefs, in a move that hails conservationists as a major breakthrough. The Pacific Nation, a French Overseas Territory, is home to a rich range of wildlife including 2.5 million seabirds and more than 9,300 marine species such as dugongs and nesting …

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New Caledonia protects huge coral reefs

New Caledonia agreed on Tuesday to protect some of the world's last nearly untouched coral reefs, which were hailed by conservationists as a major breakthrough. The Pacific Overseas Territory is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 2.5 million seabirds and over 9,300 marine species such as dugongs – sea mammals associated with manatees – and nesting green sea turtles, …

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