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    7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes the islands of New Zealand.

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    On Monday, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands.

    Following the earthquake, New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that there was “no tsunami threat” to the country.

    “Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand,” the organization said in a statement.

    The NEMA reports that the earthquake struck the area at approximately 1:42 pm (0:142 GMT).

    According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicenter was 49 kilometers (30 miles) below ground.

    The Kermadec Islands are southwest of Tonga and northeast of the North Island of New Zealand.

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