Massive Quake Hits New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands


Wellington:  An earth quake of magnitude 6.3 struck New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Wednesday, reports said. Initial reports did not mention the damage to life and property, nor are there any reports of a tsunami warning being issued anywhere. This comes just a few weeks after an earthquake had hit the islands on June 5.

Wednesday’s earthquake occurred 201 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (125 miles). Exact location of event, depth 12.41 km, -176.3861° West, -28.0327° South, said a report by The quake was reported at 00:11:13 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter) and it occurred at a depth of 12.41 km (8 miles), below the surface of the Earth. Reports of damage to life and property (if any) have yet to come, as more details about the quake are still awaited.

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