New Zealand minutely escapes 'tsunami' as 7.4 earthquake rocks Kermadec Islands ahead of Doomsday prediction

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2020-06-19 07:53:11

A massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of New Zealand early Friday morning, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake reportedly hit at a depth of about 33 kilometres, south of the Kermadec Islands. The epicentre was determined to be south of the Kermadec Islands, which are home to many active volcanoes.

Soon after the earthquake occurred, the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said early information indicated that "hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake epicenter."

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