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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
Screengrab from the USGS website shows three earthquakes that occurred in New Zealand since September 19.
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.