Published On: Sat, Jun 15th, 2019

New Zealand earthquake: Massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Kermadec Islands | World | News

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The Ministry of Civil Defence Management and GNS Science in New Zealand are currently investigating the possibility of a tsunami hitting the country following the colossal quake.

The earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands, approximately 620 miles northeast of New Zealand.

The colossal quake hit at 11.54pm BST (11.54am local time) according to the USGS.

The New Zealand Civil Defense released a statement saying: “We are assessing whether the M7.4 Kermadec Islands region earthquake poses any tsunami threat to New Zealand.

“If a tsunami has been generated it is not likely to arrive in New Zealand for at least two hours.”

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