5.0 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands region

Graphic shows large earthquake logo over broken earth and Richter scale reading

Kermadec Islands [New Zealand], March 18: An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on Saturday.
The earthquake occurred at 03:44:10 (UTC+05:30) and hit New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Saturday, at a depth of 10 km, the USGS informed.
The earthquake’s epicentre was 30.415°S and 176.629°W, respectively.

No casualties have been reported yet.
Further details awaited.
On Thursday too an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 06:25:58 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).


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