Major quake strikes off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands: USGS

A major 7.2-magnitude quake struck off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands early today, the US Geological Survey said, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no widespread tsunami threat.

Wellington: A major 7.2-magnitude quake struck off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands early today, the US Geological Survey said, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no widespread tsunami threat.
The earthquake struck at 7:19 am (1919 GMT today) and occurred 73 kilometres southeast of Raoul Island, USGS said. The epicentre was at a depth of 30 kilometres.

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