New Zealand Earthquake 2011

New Zealand Earthquake 2011. The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand, in the Kermadec Islands region, Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 19:03:16 UTC. The earthquake struck in an oceanic region with few nearby populations, approximately 550 km south of Tonga and 650 km north of New Zealand. The epicenter of the latest New Zealand earthquake was 22km from Raoul Island, the largest island in the Kermadecs.

No damages have been reported so far, but the National Crisis Management Center has been activated and Civil Defense said the fisrt wave to arrive will reach New Zealand at 8:52 a.m. on Thursday.

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