Damage worse than thought in Japanese 6.7 Magnitude earthquake

This aerial photo shows collapsed houses after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying more than half a dozen homes in the ski resort town. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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New Zealand Earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 Temblor Hits Kermadec Islands

Earthquake New Zealand 6.7 30 Sept 2013

SOURCE – Posted: 09/30/2013 3:37 am EDT

A strong earthquake hit northeast of New Zealand on Monday, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center reported.

The magnitude 6.7 temblor was reported on the remote uninhabited Kermadec Islands, 50 miles northeast of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

The Kermadec Islands are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a hotbed of volcanic and earthquake activity at the intersection of several tectonic plates, New Straits Times reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a bulletin noting the quake did not generate a tsunami threat.