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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand’s Coast, No Tsunami Threat

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(CBS SF) — There is no widespread tsunami threat after a preliminary magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands Region at 12:50 p.m. PST Thursday, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 20.5 miles and was located 145 miles southeast of Raoul Island, New Zealand.

Seismologists recorded another 7.2 preliminary magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands June 23.

A massive 7.9 revised magnitude earthquake off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands triggered a regional tsunami last week.

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