No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand Following 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

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The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that there is no threat of a tsunami to New Zealand after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands this afternoon. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22 kilometers and was measured as 7.0 magnitude by USGS. A provisional tsunami threat for islands in the area was initially posted by the US tsunami advisory, but this has since been cancelled. The earthquake struck 1075 kilometers northeast of Whakatane, according to GeoNet.

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