Multiple Earthquakes Strike New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands Region

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On March 16, 2023, a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand. However, there was no risk of a tsunami to New Zealanders.

Additionally, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred on the North Island of New Zealand on the same day at 01:01:13 UTC . Another very strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 was reported in the South Pacific Ocean near New Zealand on March 15, 2023 at 12:56 pm (GMT -12). A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 also occurred in the South Pacific Ocean near New Zealand on March 16, 2023 at 12:49 pm (GMT +13)

What was the magnitude of the earthquake that Strike New Zealand ?

The magnitude of the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on March 16, 2023 was 7.1, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles)

Was there any damage caused by the earthquake ?

There is no information available on whether the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on March 16, 2023 caused any damage or not. However, it was reported that there was no tsunami threat to New Zealanders

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