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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes Kermadec Islands in Pacific

Published: June 19, 2019 13:38:07 | Updated: June 19, 2019 17:39:58


A magnitude 6.8 quake struck south southeast of Raoul Island in South Pacific chain of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, the US Geological Survey said on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The quake struck 180 km (110 miles) south southeast of Raoul at a shallow depth of 10 km, USGS said. The area is hit by frequent quakes, says a Reuters report.

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