Quake strikes South Pacific – CNN.com

Quake strikes South Pacific – CNN.com.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • The earthquake is not expected to generate a Pacific-wide tsunami
    • The quake had a magnitude of 6.6

 

(CNN) — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter was south of the Kermadec Islands, about 340 miles (550 kilometers) east-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, the survey said.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, but the U.S. Geological Survey later increased that to 6.6.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it does not expect the quake to generate “a destructive, Pacific-wide tsunami.”

© 2011 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s