7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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A 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand.

Following the earthquake, media sources in New Zealand show that the area has received appropriate rescue procedures.

On Thursday morning, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands area of New Zealand. The National Institute for Seismology (NCS) stated that an earthquake with a depth of 41 kilometres occurred at about 6:25 am IST.

The United States Geological Service (USGS) reportedly released a statement warning that tsunami waves are expected to reach coasts 300 km or less from the earthquake’s epicentre. Nonetheless, it said that Australia is not in danger of a tsunami.

But, according to the National Emergency Management Agency, New Zealand is not at risk from a tsunami.

Media sources in New Zealand suggest the release of appropriate rescue procedures in the area following the earthquake.

The National Emergency Management Agency of New Zealand used Twitter to inform the public about developments and safety precautions.

New Zealand’s geographic position makes it susceptible to many tremors every year. It is located where the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates converge. It also lies on the outside edge of the Ring of Fire, where seismic activity is at its highest.

This is the second earthquake recorded in New Zealand since 2023. The previous one occurred in Paraparaumu’s northwest on February 15, 2023.

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