Wellington, MINA – New Zealand issued tsunami warning after 7.4 Richter Scale earthquake shook the Kermadec Islands region in Pacific Ocean.
The US Geological Survey said a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the island arc, which is 800-1,000 km from the North Island of New Zealand.
The agency said an earthquake hit about 872.6 kilometers northeast of Ngunguru, a New Zealand city with about 1,400 people, at 10:55 a.m. on Sunday.
There were no reports of damage from devastating earthquake as reported by Independent.
Meanwhile, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii based on available data. New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management also said on Twitter that there was no threat of a tsunami to New Zealand after the earthquake. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)