No tsunami warning after strong earthquake south of the Kermadec Islands

No tsunami warning after strong earthquake south of the Kermadec Islands

Strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit south of the Kermadec Islands today. No tsunami is expected as a result of the quake.

Preliminary Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 6 Mar 2019 15:46:12 UTC

• 6 Mar 2019 03:46:12 near epicenter

Location 32.029S 177.803W

Depth 10 km

Distances • 800.0 km (496.0 mi) NE of Whitianga, New Zealand
• 811.5 km (503.2 mi) NE of Whakatane, New Zealand
• 827.7 km (513.2 mi) NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand
• 835.1 km (517.7 mi) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand
• 835.8 km (518.2 mi) ENE of Whangarei, New Zealand

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 9.5 km; Vertical 1.8 km

Parameters Nph = 84; Dmin = 879.7 km; Rmss = 1.43 seconds; Gp = 29°

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