It's the 10th major quake of October and the 84th of 2017.
(SMALL TSUNAMI WAVES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED).
Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.
There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
A shallow mag 7. later reduced to a magnitude 6.8 quake has struck 137km E of Tadine, New Caledonia in the South Pacific.
As a large Coronal Hole opened up in the southern part of the Sun's atmosphere facing Earth yesterday a major quake was on the cards, which was predicted here.
The solar wind being ejected from the hole on the Sun should reach Earth some time on the 2nd of November.
Polar auroras and magnetic unrest are likely when the gaseous material arrives and we could witness major quakes up to the arrival of the solar wind on the 2nd of Nov.