A 5.5-magnitude aftershock struck approximately 118 km (73 mi) northeast of L'Esperance Rock (New Zealand) around 15:02 (local time) on Sunday, June 16. The earthquake comes hours after a 7.2-magnitude quake hit the area. No tsunami warning was immediately issued. Further aftershocks are possible in the region in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the abovementioned areas are advised to monitor developments, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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