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6.1-magnitude quake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

There was no tsunami warning after the undersea quake occurred in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand.

world Updated: Sep 20, 2017 09:41 IST
Reuters, Sydney
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Screengrab from the USGS website shows three earthquakes that occurred in New Zealand since September 19.

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km, was recorded 211 km 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.

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 09:36 IST