Major Earthquake in the Kermadecs

A major earthquake in the Kermadec Islands was felt widely throughout New Zealand’s North Island late this evening.

Early estimates by the US Geological Survey put the earthquake, which struck at 10:39 p.m., at magnitude 7.4, located 150 km deep centred 290 km SSW of Raoul Island.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a bulletin just before 11:00 p.m. advising that a Pacific-wide tsunami event was unlikely based on historical data.

One Response to “Major Earthquake in the Kermadecs”

  1. Grant Harper says:

    How much damage did the base on Raoul Island sustain? – seeing as they were the closest.

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