Author: Sandy Ghaz
Date: June 19, 2019
in: Breaking News
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Kermadecs Islands in Pacific Ocean Hit By 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake

EARTHQUAKE – A quake with a magnitude of 6.8 recently hit a part of Kermadecs Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Several parts of the globe are prone to quakes, the shaking caused by the movement of the plates. Among these parts are the countries that lie along the Pacific Ring of Fire.

The Philippines is one of those countries that lie along the Pacific Ring of Fire. The government agency tasked to record the quakes is the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Other countries have their own quake stations like the United States Geological Survey or the USGS. Recently, it has reported a quake in a part of Kermadecs Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Based on a report on GMA News Online, the USGS recorded a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in South Southeast of Raoul Island which is part of the chains of Kermadecs Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

According to the USGS, the quake had a depth of 10 kilometers. As of this writing, there are no reported deaths caused by the natural incident on the area prone to shaking.

We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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