6.3 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand, this morning.

The quake struck at 7.50am NZT, at a depth of 20km, 193km southeast of Raoul Island and 1017km northeast of Whakatane, according to the United State Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says a Pacific-wide destructive tsunami is not expected.

- Herald online

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