Magnitude 6.1 Undersea Earthquake Strikes South Of New Zealand: US Geological Survey

The earthquake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand's South Island, the USGS said.

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Magnitude 6.1 Undersea Earthquake Strikes South Of New Zealand: US Geological Survey

No tsunami warnings issued immediately after the earthquake in New Zealand. (Representational)

Auckland:  An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

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The earthquake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand's South Island, the USGS said. There were no tsunami warnings issued immediately after the earthquake.

(Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Paul Tait)
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