An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The quake was estimated at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles) USGS added. A tsunami warning was issued after the quake, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System said.
Reports in the New Zealand media suggest issuance of relevant rescue measures in the region. However, there is no Tsunami threat to Australia, country’s Bureau of Meteorology said in a tweet.
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