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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits distant Pacific, no tsunami risk

A magnitude 7.1 quake struck in a distant a part of the Pacific Ocean on Monday however didn’t seem to generate a tsunami.

The quake struck close to the Kermadec Islands about 560 miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island at a depth of 30 miles, in line with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated the quake posed no risk to Hawaii and the broader Pacific. A localized potential for a tsunami handed with none confirmed influence.


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Magnitude 7.1 quake struck the distant Pacific Ocean on Monday and left no tsunami risk. (Fox News)

New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency stated it was assessing whether or not the quake may have an effect on New Zealand however gave its customary recommendation for folks to maneuver away from coastal areas in the event that they felt an extended or robust quake.

The Kermadec Islands are uninhabited aside from Raoul Island the place New Zealand scientists typically keep over to hold out meteorological observations or weed management work.

The islands are the positioning of frequent giant earthquakes. They had been geologically fashioned from a ridge that rose from the continuing collision between the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates.

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