Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred on Saturday night in the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand Islands Kermadec Ridge, according to a statement on the website of U.S. Geological Service.
The epicenter occurred on Saturday to 05.57 local time (22.57 Friday Baku time) earthquake was located 180 kilometers east of Raoul Island in 870 kilometers south of the coast of the island nation of Tonga. The earthquake lies at a depth of about 40 kilometers.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not announce a tsunami threat following the earthquake.
On the so-called Kermadec island arc of the local population is not the end of XX century. On the island of Raoul, which is the main island of the archipelago, researchers at the scientific station, RIA "Novosti".