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5.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands, Second Temblor in Two Days

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Curated By: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Last Updated: March 18, 2023, 11:27 IST

Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Two earthquakes struck New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands within a period of two days (Image: Shutterstock)

Another earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Thursday

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake struck around 3:44 and hit the Kermadec Islands at a depth of 10 km. Its epicenter was 30.415°S and 176.629°W, respectively. No casualties were reported. This is the second earthquake to strike Kermadec Islands in the last two days.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hit the Kermadec Islands on Thursday afternoon (local time) at a depth of 10 km.

The earthquake that struck Kermadec Islands on Thursday posed no tsunami threats to New Zealand and Australia even though the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in a statement said that tsunami waves are likely to the coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake’s epicenter.

Earthquakes Strike Turkey, Afghanistan

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 struck the region near Afghanistan’s Fayzabad on Saturday morning (local time). The quake struck at a depth of 105 kilometers at a latitude of 37.04 and a longitude of 72.96.

There is no information on casualties or damages caused due to the earthquake.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 struck Turkey’s Göksun on Saturday morning around 8:17am (local time). According to the earthquake monitoring website, AllQuakes, the earthquake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake which struck southern Turkey on February 6.

The earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria on February 6 has killed more than 55,000 people with more than 48,400 dead in Turkey and more than 7,200 in Syria.

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