A 4.7 magnitude earthquake occurred in the South Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia on Thursday, June 29, 2023. The earthquake was located about 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the New Caledonian archipelago and had a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).
Geoscience Australia, the national agency responsible for monitoring earthquakes in Australia, said that the earthquake was not felt in Australia. However, it may have been felt in New Caledonia.
The earthquake is the latest in a series of seismic events to occur in the region. In May 2023, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck east of New Caledonia. That earthquake was followed by a number of aftershocks, including a 6.5-magnitude earthquake.
Geoscience Australia said that the 4.7 magnitude earthquake is considered to be a minor earthquake. However, it is important to remember that even minor earthquakes can cause damage, especially in areas that are not seismically active.
If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, it is important to have an earthquake preparedness plan in place. This plan should include items such as a first-aid kit, water, food, and a flashlight. You should also know where to go if an earthquake strikes.
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