A massive earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The quake was estimated at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles) USGS added.
A tsunami warning was issued after the quake, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System said.
However, there has been no destruction in Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Australia stated.
There is a possibility of a destructive local tsunami near the epicenter, but the earthquake poses no tsunami risk to Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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