Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands

TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was at a depth of 152 km (94 miles), USGS said.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre earlier estimated the magnitude at 6.6 and a depth at 183 km, according to Reuters.

No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, the US Tsunami Warning System said.


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