Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes northeast of Australia's Norfolk Island

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes northeast of Australia’s  Norfolk Island, the United States Geological Survey reported on Thursday.

The earthquake were registered at a depth of 10km and about 681km northeast of the island. The small Norfolk Island lies 1,412 kilometers east of the Australian mainland with the population of 1,750.

Norfolk Island  is located near to the Ring of Fire, the major area in the Pacific Ocean where  lot of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently take place. 


The tremors come a day after  a massive 7.6-magnitude underwater quake  struck the coast of the French territory of New Caledonia.

There is no  tsunami warning and no reports of casualties.