The tremor hit 180 kilometres south southeast of Raoul Island in South Pacific Kermadec Islands chain, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Maduro earlier claimed that Colombia and the United States were involved in a plot to kill him, which both countries denied. An alleged defector revealed in March that the drones were bought in the US and brought to Colombia before the attack.
UFA (Sputnik) - Iran considers engaging foreign potential to reinforce its domestic capacity in air defence amid escalating tensions, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is weighing three packages of sanctions against Turkey over purchasing Russian S-400 air defense systems, media reported Wednesday.
Rampant inflation and an ongoing GDP contraction continue to dog Argentine President Mauricio Macri's chances at getting re-elected this year, as his popular opponent Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is leading a centre-left charge against his neo-liberal economic policies.
A drunk man decided to go for a spin in a tank, and even took a passenger aboard, after the veteran war machine had to be detached from a towing vehicle that had broken down. The tank driver could now face up to eight years in prison for creating a dangerous situation on the road and an additional two years for drunk driving.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two people suspected of sponsoring the Daesh* terror group have been detained in Moscow Region following large-scale searches across Russia, the official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said on Wednesday.