Earthquake of magnitude 7.1 strikes islands in New Zealand


An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck the New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km. Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometers of the epicenter, the agency says in a separate statement.

There is no tsunami threat to Australia, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology said in a tweet.


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