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7.1-mag. earthquake strikes in South Pacific

May 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit in the South Pacific early Tuesday morning.

The quake struck off the French territory of New Caledonia. That's more than 1,000 miles from Brisbane, Australia.

Officials said there was no threat of a widespread tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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