The South Pacific islands were struck by a small-scale tsunami following a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Friday.
Fortunately, no significant damages were reported as the threat subsided within a few hours, leading to the lifting of the tsunami warning.
However, precautionary measures were advised by authorities in the affected regions.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located near the Loyalty Islands, a province in the French territory of New Caledonia.
This region is part of the "Ring of Fire," an area known for its numerous seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean.
The "Ring of Fire" is where a majority of the world's earthquakes take place.
The affected area lies southwest of Fiji, north of New Zealand, and east of Australia, at the convergence of the Coral Sea and the Pacific.
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