The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands in New Zealand.
The agency says the earthquake hit a spot about 872.6 kilometres (541.0 miles) northeast of Ngunguru, New Zealand, a town of about 1,400 people, in the at 10:55 a.m. Sunday.
The earthquake hit a region known as the Kermadec Islands, which is about 800 kilometres (497 miles) northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.
There are no reports of damage.
The Associated Press