Kermadec Quakes Continue

Earthquakes continue in the southern Kermadec Islands since last night’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

Tuesday, 8th September 2014

Earthquake activity in the southern Kermadec Islands has continued following last night’s magnitude 6.4 event. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 2:06 this morning New Zealand time is one of the many earthquakes that have followed yesterday’s quake.

A brief summary of the earthquakes in this series is as follows, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey: (New Zealand Standard times)
7 September:
21:14 magnitude 6.4, centred 191 km south-south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 35 km deep
21:53 magnitude 4.8, centred 188 km south-south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 39 km deep
22:30 magnitude 4.9, centred 184 km south-south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 12 km deep

Activity paused until early this morning, when a new burst of activity occurred.

8 September:
02:06 magnitude 6.2, centred 196 km south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 10 km deep
08:25 magnitude 5.2, centred 170 km south-south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 10 km deep
11:57 magnitude 4.7, centred 230 km south of L’Esperance Rock, 10 km deep
14:51, magnitude 5.2, centred 155 south-south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 10 km deep
18:49, magnitude 5.6, centred 181 km south of L’Esperance Rock, 10 km deep
20:20, magnitude 5.5, 199 km south-south-east of L’Esperance Rock, 11 km deep

This report has been compiled from data published on the United States Geological Survey website.

One Response to “Kermadec Quakes Continue”

  1. Lizzie from Gizzie says:

    something must be happening!

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