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Earthquake of magnitude 7.1 strikes New Zealand's Kermadec Island today

An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude strikes the Kermadec Island region in the north of New Zealand today's morning. This is the second time earthquake hitting New Zealand this year

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Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude strikes New Zealand

Sudeep Singh Rawat
An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck Kermadec Island north of New Zealand on Thursday morning, prompting a brief tsunami warning.

The United States Geological Survey estimated that the quake hit at a depth of 10 km, spewing waves that could be measured within 300 kilometres from the epicentre.

The US Tsunami Warning System issued a tsunami warning for nearby places. Later, New Zealand cleared through Twitter that there was no such tsunami threat.
 

New Zealand Kermadec Islands prone to quake

The earthquake hit Kermadec Island, located north of Wellington, New Zealand's Capital, and prone to earthquakes. It is located on the boundary of

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 1:02 PM IST

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