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Tsunami Confirmed: Australia, NZ on High Alert After 7.7-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Southeast of Loyalty Islands


A powerful undersea earthquake of 7.7 magnitude has struck north of New Zealand, on Wednesday, prompting a tsunami alert in the region. As per updates from the US Geological Agency, the magnitude 7.7 quake was centred at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) southeast of the Loyalty Islands. The US Tsunami Warning Centre issued tsunami watches for New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands. The agency later confirmed that a tsunami is likely to strike the coastal areas of New Zealand and Australia

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