June 25, 2022

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shakes northeastern New Zealand News

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook the northwestern island of New Zealand on Monday, with no tsunami alert issued.

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The quake struck at 7:37 am (local time) 193 km northeast of Gisborne, a city of about 37,000 people.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, at a depth of 10 km, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). For its part, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM) estimates the depth to be 40 kilometers.

For its part, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM) estimates the depth to be 40 kilometers.

Earlier last month, New Zealand authorities issued two tsunami warnings following a series of earthquakes, one measuring 7.3 on the Northeast coast and 8.1 on the Kermatech Islands.

New Zealand records about 14,000 earthquakes each year, of which 100 to 150 are powerful enough to be felt.

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