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    A strong 6.0-magnitude struck Monday almost 90 miles off a remote New Zealand island, the US Geological Survey reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The shallow quake occurred at the depth of 6.2 miles southeast of the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific.

    ​No information about the damage or casualties was immediately available.

    Parts of New Zealand lie on the so-called Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped string of volcanoes around the Pacific Rim, where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur.

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