A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 06:20 UTC on January 6, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.1 km (16.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles).
The epicenter was located 882 km (548 miles) SSW of 'Ohonua, Tonga and 1 105 km (687 miles) NE of Whangarei, New Zealand.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
A tsunami is not expected.
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Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google
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