6.7-MAGNITUDE QUAKE STRIKES REMOTE KERMADEC ISLANDS

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WELLINGTON: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the remote, uninhabited Kermadec Islands on Monday, but there was little chance of a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said. The temblor, which hit at a depth of 34 kilometers at the New Zealand-administered volcanic island group, was some 870 kilometers from the nearest major city Whangarei, in New Zealand, according to the US Geological Survey. The Kermadec Islands are located roughly equidistant to New Zealand’s North Island and the Pacific nation of Tonga, and are uninhabited except for a permanent weather, radio and conservation station on Raoul Island.
AFP

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