National Emergency Management Agency says 'no tsunami threat' for New Zealand after another Pacific earthquake

New Zealand's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand after another earthquake struck the Pacific.

Just a day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia, NEMA says a M7.1 quake has been recorded in the same area.

In a Twitter post, it said it and GNS Science was assessing whether it posed any tsunami threat to New Zealand, adding if one was generated it would take at least an hour to arrive here.

"We will provide an update as soon as the initial assessment has been completed," it tweeted.

In an update at 2:41pm, NEMA said its assessment showed there is no tsunami threat.

"Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand," it wrote.

This most recent quake was at a depth of 45km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. It's part of a swarm of quakes after Friday's big one.