After a 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes the Pacific Ocean, a tsunami warning is issued.
Sydney: A day after a significant earthquake struck the same region, the Pacific Ocean to the east of New Caledonia had a 7.1-magnitude quake on Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey.
According to the report, the epicentre was around 300 kilometres (190 miles) east of the New Caledonian archipelago and 35 kilometres (22 miles) deep.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's most recent assessment predicted that any tsunami waves would be smaller than 0.3 metres (one foot).
The Pacific islands of Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna may be affected by the waves, the report stated. Earlier, it had issued a warning for coasts up to 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the epicentre.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake that occurred in the same region on Friday caused people on many Pacific islands to flee to higher ground out of fear of colossal waves. Hours later, the tsunami warning was cancelled.