A strong, undersea earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon.
Monday, 6th June 2016
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands at 2:35 this afternoon, New Zealand Standard Time. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake was centred 143 km south-south-east of Raoul Island, 988 km north-east of Whangarei, 995 km north-east of Whakatane at a depth of 10 km.
GeoNet reports the earthquake as magnitude 6.1, centred 965 km north-east of Whangarei at a depth of 21 km.
The earthquake does not appear to have been felt on mainland New Zealand.