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Kermadec Islands

6th March, 2023 Geography

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  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand.


  • The Kermadec Islands are a subtropical island arc in the South Pacific Ocean 800–1,000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island, and a similar distance southwest of Tonga.
  • The islands are part of New Zealand.
  • The climate of the islands is subtropical.



Q) Where is the Kermadec Islands situated?

a) Australia

b) New Zealand

c) Indonesia

d) Thailand

 I. Only a

II. Only b

III. Both a and b

IV. Neither a nor b

Answer: Option b