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Earthquake strikes near New Caledonia sparking tsunami watch



A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck southeast of New Caledonia sparking a tsunami watch for an Aussie island.

Geoscience Australia reported the 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck at 1pm south east of the Loyalty Islands which includes New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tsunami watch for Lord Howe Island, a popular holiday destination east of Australia with 300 residents.

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"At this stage no tsunami waves have been observed that may threaten Australia," the bureau said.

If a tsunami is generated, Lord Howe Island could be impacted around 4.15pm, the bureau added.

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