Archive for November, 2008

Strong Quake, Kermadecs

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

A strong, shallow earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this evening New Zealand time. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake, which struck at 10:11 p.m. on Thursday the 6th of November 2008, was located 115 km south-east of Raoul Island (250 km north-east of L’Esperance Rock, 1095 km north-east of Auckland) at a depth of 10 km according to preliminary calculations by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Initial analysis by Geoscience Australia reports the quake as magnitude 6.0 at a depth of 30 km. Their data suggests that the quake would have been felt up to 460 km from the epicentre.

[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and Geoscience Australia and their contributing agencies.]

Kermadec Quakes

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

A 4th magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon. The quake follows a 5th magnitude event nearby on Monday morning.


Strong Quake, Vanuatu

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

A strong quake of magnitude 6.3 struck the islands of Vanuatu this morning, Wednesday the 5th of November 2008, New Zealand Daylight Time.