South Pacific on tsunami warning

<span class="entry-title-primary"><span style='color:#ff0000;font-size:14px;'>TERREMOTO </span><br> Pacífico Sul em alerta de tsunami</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Terremoto muito forte foi registrado perto de Nova Caledônia</span>

Tsunami waves were seen in Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the southern Pacific, the closest islands to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred late Wednesday morning in Brazil.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported tsunami waves up to 0.64 meters high in Vanuatu and 0.38 meters in New Caledonia.

New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu face the most significant threats, which according to the PTWC (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center), can cause waves of up to one meter in the next two hours. The New Zealand Civil Defense has issued an alert for coastal areas.

The sea level on the coast can vary greatly with tsunamis depending on local geography, which suggests officials’ warnings and over-caution. Australia confirmed the formation of the tsunami and issued an alert for its maritime zone.

According to the USGS, the US Geological Service, there was an earthquake in the South Pacific about 400 km east of New Caledonia.

Although it was far from the ground To not cause damage, the great earthquake may have caused a tsunami that poses a risk to the islands of the South Pacific.

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