Buildings Evacuated in New Caledonia as Earthquake Hits

People evacuated buildings in the French territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5, after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast.

The earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for New Caledonia and Vanuatu, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre tweeted. The tsunami threat was reported to have “largely passed” just one hour later. Credit: Jean Jacques Brunet via Storyful