6.6 Earthquake in New Zealand


18.04.11.Segodnya in northern New Zealand earthquake with magnitude 6.6. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremors have been recorded at a depth of 90 km, south of the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 552 kilometers north-west of the New Zealand city of Auckland, Interfax reports.

The threat of a tsunami, according to the weather forecasters are not expected. "Based on available data, a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean is not expected tsunami threat in Hawaii (USA — IF) is also not" — spoken by the service. Local authorities have also announced the tsunami threat. Information on casualties or damage so far.


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