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Confirmed that the earthquake caused a tidal wave

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The Australian Meteorological Office published a map on its twitter page today where tsunami warning zones are defined. Map / Twitter

The Australian Meteorological Agency has warned the people of Lord Howe Island, 87 miles east of mainland Australia, during tsunamis ( (tsunami) following a major earthquake off the island states of Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean today.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that that the quake was 7.5 magnitude but further measurements revealed that the quake was 7.7 magnitude.

TSUNAMI CONFIRMED. Observation – Norfolk Is at 2: 01 am AEDT. MARINE THREAT warning for LORD HOWE ISLAND. Issued by JATWC 3: AM AEDT Thu Feb 1640. Tsunami affecting marine area commencing after 2: 40 am AEDT Thu, persisting for several hours Warnings at: https: / /t.co/cuhd1HTN45 pic.twitter.com/KtL1fMMoyh

– Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) February

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