TASS, March 5. A magnitude 8.0 quake was reported on Thursday in the Pacific Ocean, near the Kermadec Islands near New Zealand, according to the US Geological Survey.
Its epicenter was at a depth of ten kilometers. There are no settlements close to the epicenter.
The US National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning. Earlier on Thursday, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand’s North Island, and several hours later a 7.5-magnitude quake was reported off the Kermadek Islands. Both times, they prompted tsunami alerts.