An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred in the area of the Kermadec archipelago, which is part of New Zealand. This was announced on Tuesday, May 10, by the US Geological Survey.
According to experts, the cataclysm occurred at 01:36 local time (04:36 Moscow time).
It is specified that the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a distance of 649 km northeast of the city of Tauranga, which is home to about 110 thousand people. The source lay at a depth of 10 km.
No tsunami threat, damage or casualties were reported.
Earlier, on April 26, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 was registered off the east coast of Taiwan. Ground vibrations were felt in Hualien, Taitung and Zhanghua counties. There were no reports of casualties or damage.
On April 19, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of the Philippines. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the tremors was located 35 km east of the city of Manai and 128 km west of the major port of the island of Mindanao – the city of Davao.