Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks Kermadec Islands in New Zealand
On Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude in New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands region. According to the agency, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10km. US Tsunami Warning System said some Kermadec Islands coasts may experience tsunami waves reaching 0.3m to 1m above tide level.
“Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3m above the tide level for the coasts of Fiji, New Zealand and Tonga.” However, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed there was no tsunami threat to mainland New Zealand and Australia.