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7.0-magnitude quake jolts NZ's uninhabited island

IANS | March 16, 2023 02:03 PM

WELLINGTON: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the uninhabited Kermadec Islands, located about 1, 000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island, on Thursday, with a depth of 10 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coasts within 300 km of the quake epicentre in the South Pacific, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 m to 1 m above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Kermadec Islands, " it added.

There is however, no tsunami threat for New Zealand following the strong earthquake, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.

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