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Earthquake: Huge Tremors of 7.1 Magnitude Quake Rock New Zealand, Tsunami Alert

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Earthquake: The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on Thursday.

In the early hours of Thursday, the quake shook the Kermadec Islands region to the north of the country. According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles).

The US Tsunami Warning System issued a tsunami warning for nearby uninhabited islands within a 300-kilometer radius.

The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres. Tsunami waves are possible for coasts within 300 kilometres of the epicentre, according to a separate statement from the agency.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in a tweet that there is no tsunami threat.

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The Kermadec Islands, which are about 13 square miles in size, are located northeast of New Zealand’s capital. According to The Mirror, tremors frequently shake the volcanic island.

New Zealand is prone to earthquakes because it sits on the boundary of two major tectonic plates: the Pacific Plate and the Australian Plate.

New Zealand witnesses many tremors annually

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported a 41-kilometer-deep earthquake on Thursday around 6:25 a.m. IST.

Because New Zealand is located at the meeting point of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates, it is prone to earthquakes.

Furthermore, it is located on the outskirts of the Ring of Fire, a region of high seismic activity.

 

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