6.2-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands region: USGS

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HONG KONG, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted Kermadec Islands region at 06:20:32 GMT on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 26.12 km, was initially determined to be at 29.0707 degrees south latitude and 176.8993 degrees west longitude.