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Caledonia

(kă'lĭdō`nēə), Roman name for that part of the island of Great Britain that lies N of the firths of Clyde and Forth. The name first occurs in the works of Lucan (1st cent. A.D.) and has been used in modern times rhetorically and poetically to mean all of Scotland or the Scottish Highlands.

Caledonia

the Roman name for Scotland: used poetically in later times
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A powerful 7.5 magnitude undersea earthquake hit off the east coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday morning, triggering a tsunami warning.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves of between 3ft and 10ft were possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu, while waves of up to 3ft were possible in Fiji.
The undersea quake was only a shallow 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands off New Caledonia's east coast.