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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes Kermadec Islands in South Pacific —Phivolcs

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck south of New Zealand's Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific Ocean on Sunday evening, Phivolcs said.

In a tweet, Phivolcs said the quake struck at 9:44 p.m. Philippines time at a depth of 33 kilometers.

It also noted that there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from the quake.



The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), meanwhile, measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.6 and a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles).

There was no risk of a tsunami after the quake, the US tsunami warning system said. — with a report from Reuters/BM, GMA News