July 13: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Wednesday, reports said. Initial reports did not mention the damage to life and property, nor are there any reports of a tsunami warning being issued anywhere. This comes just a few weeks after an earthquake had hit the islands on June 5.
Wednesday’s earthquake occurred 201 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (125 miles). Exact location of event, depth 12.41 km, -176.3861° West, -28.0327° South, said a report by earthquakenewstoday.com. The quake was reported at 00:11:13 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter) and it occurred at a depth of 12.41 km (8 miles), below the surface of the Earth. Reports of damage to life and property (if any) have yet to come, as more details about the quake are still awaited. ALSO READ: New Zealand earthquake: 6.0-magnitude quake hits the island country
The island has seen three earthquakes this month. The earthquake that occurred on June 5 measured 6.0 on the Richter Scale, had struck the remote Islands which are situated in the South Pacific. The quake was a shallow one and it had not triggered a tsunami warning either.