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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS
September 20, 2017 / 2:48 AM / 3 months ago

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand’s South Island, the USGS said. There were no tsunami warnings issued immediately after the quake.

Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Paul Tait

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