Strong quake hits near New Zealand islands

Map locates the Kermadec Islands, northwest of New Zealand.

No injuries or damage have been reported from a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck near the Kermadec Islands off New Zealand's coast.

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit about 48 miles from the Kermadec Islands off New Zealand's northwest coast Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

No tsunami warning has been issued, according to, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather service.

Neither injuries nor damage have been reported for the 2 a.m. EDT quake.


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