Earthquake Hits 153 Km East off Raoul Island

An Earthquake Hits 153 Km East off Raoul Island
Raoul Island, New Zealand is known for its volcanic activity

An earthquake measured 5.6 on Richter scale hit 153 km east of Raoul Island, New Zealand around 8 am on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The epicenter was determined to be at 29.248 degrees south latitude and 176.326 degrees west latitude. The depth of the quake was 10 km.

The Raoul Island, the largest of Kermadec Islands of New Zealand and closest to the epicenter, is known for its volcanic activity for thousands of years.

Written by Alsu Salakhutdinov

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