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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes the Kermatech Islands in New Zealand

This content was released on 29 January 2022 – 03:41

SYDNEY (Australia), Jan 29 (EFE) .- A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the archipelago of Kermatech Islands north of New Zealand on Saturday, with no initial damage or warning issued by authorities.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, at 10:46 GMT, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors seismic activity around the world. The world.

The epicenter was reported 926 kilometers southwest of Ohnuwa, Tonga, and 1,084 kilometers northwest of New Zealand’s Wangare.

The Kermatech Islands, located between New Zealand and Tonga, are uninhabited, except for the staff of the site, which is permanently established on Raul Island, which has a weather and radio station.

In March last year, New Zealand authorities issued two tsunami warnings after several strong earthquakes, one measuring 7.3 on the Northeast coast and 8.1 on the Kermatech coast.

New Zealand sits on the fault line between the Pacific and Oceanian tectonic plates and experiences about 14,000 earthquakes each year, 100 to 150 of which are powerful enough to be felt. EFE

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