Earthquake in the Kermadecs

A moderately strong earthquake struck the southern Kermadec Islands at 6:36 this morning, New Zealand time.

The magnitude 5.3 quake was located 280 km south of L’Esperance Rock at a depth of 109 km.

This follows a magnitude 4.8 event which struck at a depth of 148 km, 20 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock on the morning of Saturday November 25th at 8:16 a.m.

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

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