Monday, September 29, 2008

7.3 quake hits near New Zealand

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has hit near the Kermadec Islands some 1000 km from New Zealand [29.897S, 177.780W]. The earthquake struck at a depth of 35 km at 03:19 local time on the 30th September [15:19 GMT 29th September]. Initial reports on CNN suggested a tsunami warning had been issued following the tremor. However New Zealand authorities say no such warning has been issued. The Kermadec Islands have a population of 6 according to official statistics.

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