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The tsunami warning launched after the earthquake that struck the Kermadec islands in northeastern New Zealand was cancelled. After having initially envisaged “a threat to beaches, ports, estuaries and small nautical activities”, the Civil Protection has cancelled the alert.

The earthquake had a magnitude originally estimated at 7.4 degrees on the Richter scale and then revised to 7.2 by the US seismic service. The tsunami alarm center in the Pacific has also cancelled its alert, warning however that “small sea level fluctuations may occur in the areas closest to the epicenter”.

 

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