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A tsunami warning may be in place for parts of the Pacific after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region.
New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management issued a beach warning, telling locals to expect unusually strong, hazardous currents and unpredictable surges near the shore.
Quake - AEST - Kermadec - Islands - Region
The quake struck at about 9am (AEST) near the Kermadec Islands region - about midway between Auckland and Tonga.
Preliminary investigations suggest New Zealand may avoid the tsunami, but Kiwi's are urged to take care near the foreshore.
Severity - Currents - Surges - Tide
The severity of currents and surges in tide may be unpredictable...
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