The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a local tsunami warning but said a widespread destructive tsunami was not a threat, The Herald Sun of Southbank, Australia, reported.
The USGS initially reported the magnitude at 6.4.
The earthquake, about 5 miles deep, was about 343 miles east-northeast of Auckland and 565 miles east-northeast of Wellington.
There were no initial reports of damage.
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