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Moderate Earthquake Hits Northern Molucca Sea

6.8 Quake Strikes Loyalty Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck Loyalty Islands, near New Caledonia at 6.43am this morning.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake occurred at 21.3 south 168.8 east of the Islands, which are an archipelago in the Pacific, and 6,178km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.

The quake however, post no tsunami threat to Malaysia. – BERNAMA

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