Strong 6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands

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Kermadec Island, July 13: A strong 6.3 magnitude quake on the Richter scale has struck off New Zealand's remote Kermadec Island on Wednesday, July 13 USGS confirmed.

According to reports, there are no immediate damage or injuries nor are there any reports of a tsunami warning being issued anywhere.


Media reports stated that earthquake occurred 201 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (125 miles). Exact location of event, depth 12.41 km, -176.3861° West, -28.0327° South. The quake was reported at 00:11:13 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter) and it occurred at a depth of 12.41 km (8 miles), below the surface of the Earth.

This quake has come just a few weeks after an earthquake had hit the islands on June 5th.

Parts of New Zealand lie on the so-called Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped string of volcanoes around the Pacific Rim, where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur.

More details about the quake are still awaited.

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