Updated: 06/24/2014 04:21 | By Agence France-Presse

Major quake strikes off N.Zealand's Kermadec Islands: USGS

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


Major quake strikes off N.Zealand's Kermadec Islands: USGS

The seismograph of the 6.9 earthquake that hit central Philippines is seen on a computer monitor shown during a press conference in Manila on February 6, 2012 - by Ted Aljibe

The earthquake struck at 7:19 am (1919 GMT Monday) and occurred 73 kilometres (43 miles) southeast of Raoul Island, USGS said. The epicentre was at a depth of 30 kilometres.

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