5.7 magnitude quake jolts New Zealand's Kermadec Islands

Published: May 12, 2019, 09:35 IST | mid-day online desk

New Zealand lies in the 'Ring of Fire', an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

5.7 magnitude quake jolts New Zealand's Kermadec Islands
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An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale rattled New Zealand's Kermadec Islands in the early morning hours on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake hit a depth of 73 km and took place at 4:06 am (local time) or 4:06 pm (UTC time), the agency said.

The epicentre of the quake was located south of the Kermadec Islands, according to USGS.

There are no reports of any casualties, injuries or damage to property. No tsunami warning has been issued.

Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, the Kermadec Islands is located between 800-1,000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island region.

New Zealand lies in the 'Ring of Fire', an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Recent Earthquakes Around The World

Phillippines, April 2019: At least eight people were killed and several others suffered injuries on Monday after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Bodega town on the Philippine island.

Hawaii, April 2019: A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit about 5 pm and had an epicentre about 15 miles (24 kilometres) southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of nearly 12,000 people on the island's west coast, the agency said. The earthquake had a depth of about 10 miles (16 kilometres).

Tonga, April 2019: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale jolted Neiafu town in Tonga on Sunday (local time), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake hit a depth of almost 20 km. There were no reports of any casualties, injuries or damage to property. Tonga is a tiny Polynesian country located in the South Pacific and is prone to frequent earthquakes.

Delhi, February 2019: A mild 4.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Delhi - NCR, Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat at 7:59 am, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The quake, epicentred in Baghpat in the north of Delhi.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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