Thursday, March 16, 2023

7.1-magnitude Earthquake Hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands: USGS

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Struck Kermadec Islands in New Zealand: USGS

 Delhi, India: According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region north of New Zealand on Thursday.

The tremor was assessed at a profundity of 10 km (6.21 miles) USGS added. According to the US Tsunami Warning System, a tsunami warning was issued following the quake. "Coasts within 300 kilometers of the epicenter may experience dangerous tsunami waves," the agency states in a separate statement.

In a tweet, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology stated that there is no tsunami threat.

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