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.
Imagine what #earthquake can do. A strong #EarthquakePH of 7.1 Magnitude hits #NewZealand today. #Tsunami alerted in kermadac island. #turkeyearthquake2023 has taken thousand of lives with the same intensity. Pray for safety of #NewZeland pic.twitter.com/bzcQTVKbXy
— cheikaba h (@CheikabaH) March 16, 2023
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.