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Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 strikes Kermadec Islands in New Zealand

Following the earthquake, reports in the New Zealand media suggest issuance of relevant rescue measures in the region

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BS Web Team New Delhi
An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hit the Kermadec Island region in New Zealand on Thursday morning. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) tweeted that an earthquake occurred at around 6:25 am IST, with a depth of 41 km.

According to media reports, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) issued a statement which said that tsunami waves are likely to the coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake's epicentre. However, there is no tsunami threat to Australia, it further said.

On the other hand, National Emergency Management Agency said there is no tsunami threat for New Zealand. 

Following the earthquake, reports in the

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 11:57 AM IST

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