26 Jun 2015

Quake in Kermadec Islands region

7:34 am on 26 June 2015

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has hit in the South Pacific, 369km southeast of New Zealand's largely uninhabited Kermadec Islands.

The quake was recorded 6.45am NZT and was at a depth of 10 kilometres.

No warnings were issued by the Pacific Tsunami warning centre.

The Kermadec Island arc sits from 800-1,000km off the coast of the North Island.