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Massive earthquake strikes the South Pacific Ocean, no tsunami warning

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Meulaboh in Sumatra, Indonesia after tsunami.

An aerial view of Tsunami-stricken Meulaboh in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley.

PHUKET: A major earthquake struck off the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific Ocean early this morning, seismologists report, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The 7.6-magnitude quake at 5.57am local time (about 1am Phuket time) was centered about 180 kilometers (112 miles) east of Raoul Island, which is part of the Kermadec Islands. It struck about 39.8 kilometers (24.7 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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