Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands

2014-06-23 23:01
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Wellington - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of any damage.

The USGS gave the epicentre as 126km southeast of Raoul Island, the largest in the island chain located about 800km from New Zealand's North Island. The quake occurred at a depth of 30km, revised from an initial depth of 5km.

There were no reports of any impact from the quake in Auckland, the country's largest city, or Wellington, the nation's capital.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no destructive widespread tsunami threat existed, based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

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