Strong Earthquake Jolts Region Near New Zealand

Strong Earthquake Jolts Region Near New Zealand
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Earthquakes between magnitude 6.1 and 6.9 have the potential of causing a lot of damage in very populated areas. In other words, once such a jolt kicks in, the only wise thing to do is head for cover.

According to WTVB, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rumbles the Kermadec Islands that are located near New Zealand. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) brought the news. There are barely any people living in the area, so most probably, nobody got hurt.

No need to worry about a tsunami

According to the US Tsunami Warning System, there’s no need to worry about a tsunami coming after the earthquake.

The Kermadec Islands represent a subtropical island arc of only 33.6 square kilometers located in the South Pacific Ocean 800-1,000 km northeast of the North Island of New Zealand.

According to Wikipedia, there are only about six people living in the Kermadec Islands.

The USGS also reveals that the recent quake from the Kermadec Islands had a depth of 40 km.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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