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WorldTsunami warning after massive 7.4 earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands - north of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean

03:05  16 june  2019
03:05  16 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A massive 7 . 4 magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands the Pacific Ocean sparking a tsunami warning . New Zealand 's Ministry of Civil The NZ Civil Defence redacted their initial warning shortly after with a statement on Twitter reading: 'Based on current information, the initial

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A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Pacific after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region.

New Zealand's civil defence are currently working to assess the threat on a local level.

If a tsunami does hit New Zealand, it is not predicted to arrive for at least another two hours.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a statement warning a tsunami threat exists more urgently for parts of the Pacific located closer to where the earthquake took place.

The quake struck at about 9am (AEST) near the Kermadec Islands region - about midway between Auckland and Tonga.

New Zealand says no threat from tsunami after 7.4 quake

New Zealand says no threat from tsunami after 7.4 quake New Zealand authorities said Sunday there was now no threat from a tsunami following a powerful 7.4 earthquake which struck near the uninhabited Kermadec islands north of the country, updating their earlier advice. An initial message from New Zealand's Civil Defence organisation said "strong and hazardous currents and unpredictable surges are expected near the shore" but minutes later it said there was no threat to the country. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre also initially said small tsunami waves were possible for parts of the South Pacific but updated its advice to say there was now no tsunami threat.

A powerful earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands region in the Pacific Ocean north of New Zealand , briefly triggering a tsunami warning . The agency said the earthquake hit a spot about 872.6 kilometres northeast of Ngunguru, a New Zealand town of about 1,400 people, at 10.55am on

(Independent) – A powerful earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands region in the Pacific Ocean north of New Zealand , briefly triggering a tsunami warning . The US Geological Survey said a magnitude 7 . 4 earthquake struck the arc of islands , which are 800–1,000km (500-600 miles) from

Based on preliminary investigations, coastlines within a 300km radius of the epicenter could be in danger.

An official update is yet to be issued by New Zealand's government body.

Concerned locals have been encouraged to keep updated by checking in with the website www.civildefence.govt.nz and Twitter @NZCivilDefence.

More to come.

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Scientists are looking to space to get more earthquake data.
Scientists are using satellites to compile the most efficient response information.

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