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WorldNew Zealand says no threat from tsunami after 7.4 quake

03:25  16 june  2019
03:25  16 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A powerful 7.3 earthquake has struck off Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, triggering a potentially devastating tsunami which authorities warn could be higher

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.

The quake struck at 10:55am (2255 GMT Saturday) some 928 kilometres north-northeast of the New Zealand city of Tauranga in North Island at a depth of 34 kilometres.

Earthquake: 6.4 quake felt near Ngunguru, New Zealand.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time 563 miles from Ngunguru, New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. According to the USGS, the epicenter was farther than 100 miles from a city. In the last 10 days, there have been eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS. Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step guide to coping with natural disasters.

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