HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale jolted 122 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia at 01:26:38 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 22.7 degrees south latitude and 173.2 degrees east longitude