Teuila Fuatai is a reporter for the NZ Herald

Large quake triggered false alerts in NZ

A large earthquake located to the south of Raoul Island has triggered several quake alerts in New Zealand.

The shallow magnitude 6.3 quake, which hit at 10.24am at a depth of 33km, was centred just south of Raoul Island - hundreds of kilometres north of New Zealand, GNS said.

The jolt triggered two false quake recordings in New Zealand's North Island around the same time.

A spokesman from GNS confirmed the initial data showing quakes near Pongaroa and on the East Cape had occurred were wrong.


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