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16 May, 2006
At approximately 10:39 AM (local time) an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 has struck the Kermadec Islands in the Pacific which is an unpopulated region near New Zealand. The quake has been categorized by the GDACS as a red alert and gives potential for a Tsunami warning for New Zealand. The depth of the quake as measured by EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre) was 91km and occured 701 km North of Hicks bay, 810km North East of Auckland and 1200km North East of Wellington. The situation is being actively monitored by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.