Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands in New Zealand

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was at a depth of 152 km (94 miles), USGS said.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center earlier estimated the magnitude at 6.6 and a depth at 183 km.

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No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, the US Tsunami Warning System said.

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