New Zealand Earthquake July 7: 7.8 Magnitude (Tsunami Warning)
Kermadec Islands Region: Another New Zealand Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning
An earthquake measuring 7.8 in magnitude struck the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand. The latest NZ quake struck at 7:03am local time on July 7.
A tsunami warning has been issued for New Zealand, Tonga, and the Kermadec islands. New Zealand residents are being urged to stay away from the coast.
The epicenter of the latest New Zealand earthquake was 22km from Raoul Island, the largest island in the Kermadecs. If a tsunami developed from the quake, it would take three hours to reach Auckland.
Update: The tsunami warning related to the Kermadec Islands earthquake has been withdrawn.