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Earthquake jolts New Zealand's remote islands

IANS  |  Wellington 

A 6.9-magnitude struck the Islands in on Monday, without triggering a alert.

GeoNet recorded that the quake occurred at 4.18 p.m (local time), with epicentre of 132 km below and 785 km away from Whakatane in north island, reported.

The tremor was initially reported as of 6.8 magnitude, but was later revised. GeoNet said the quake could be felt across the country, from the to the

said that based on current information, the initial assessment ruled out a subsequent threat.

said even though an automated system of the GNS, New Zealand's research institute, reported several small earthquakes, it was not the case.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 14:12 IST
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