Kermadec Islands


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Kermadec Islands

(kərmăd`ĕk), almost uninhabited, active volcanic group (c.13 sq mi/34 sq km), South Pacific, 450 mi (720 km) NE of New Zealand, of which they are a dependency. Raoul, or Sunday, Island, the largest, is mountainous, with three main craters. The group, now a nature reserve, was annexed to New Zealand in 1887. The islands are adjacent to the Kermadec-Tonga Trench.
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Kermadec Islands

 

a group of four islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The islands belong to New Zealand and their area totals 33 sq km. Of volcanic origin, they have a tropical climate, with moderately warm and humid weather. Raoul, or Sunday, Island is the largest, with an area of 29 sq km, and the highest, with an elevation reaching 525 m; it is covered with tropical forests and grassy vegetation. There is a meteorological station. The islands were named in 1793 in honor of J. M. Huon de Kermadec, a member of the French expedition of Antoine de Bruni, Chevalier d’Entrecasteaux.

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MELBOURNE, June 17, 2019, SPA -- A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday in the Kermadec Islands region of the South Pacific, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
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KUALA LUMPUR -- New Zealand authorities on Sunday lifted tsunami warnings after 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands northeast the country.
A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake stuck near the uninhabited Kermadec islands northeast of New Zealand Sunday, the US Geological Survey said as authorities monitored for signs of a tsunami.
At the Kermadec Islands we actually get to see a fully-functioning marine ecosystem with the top predators in place--a marvel worth protecting,' said Dr Tom Trnski, marine curator of Auckland Museum.
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The US Geological Survey said the tremor in the Kermadec Islands region north of New Zealand, which struck at about 0416 GMT, was estimated to be at a depth of 325 kilometers (200 miles) and about 112 kilometers from the nearest populated area at L'Esperance Rock.