A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck off the Kermadec
Islands this morning.
The earthquake was 5km deep and occurred around 7.20am, 126km
southeast of Raoul Island, according to the US Geological
A statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said
there were no widespread tsunami threats as a result of the
"However earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local
tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within
100 kilometres of the earthquake epicentre.
"Authorities in the region of the epicentre should be aware
of this possibility and take appropriate action."
- Brendan Manning of APNZ