Earthquake in New Zealand: tsunami warning issued

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 New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami warning issued

After a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 that hit the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand on Thursday, the US system issued a tsunami warning, writes Outlookindia.

According to the Geological

However, the National Disaster Management Agency said there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand after the quake.

New Zealand prone to earthquakes, as it is located on the border of the two largest tectonic plates in the world — The Pacific and Australian plates. It is also on the edge of a zone of intense seismic activity known as the Ring of Fire. Thousands of earthquakes hit New Zealand every year.

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