Update, 3:30 PM ET: A warning has been issued for a small, localized tsunami. No impacts are expected for the United States. The earthquake's magnitude has been revised to a 7.4.
An earthquake has struck the southeast Pacific Kermadec Islands region. The preliminary magnitude was 7.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warning has been issued. Details from the USGS:
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 17:57:17 UTC
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 05:57:17 AM at epicenter