Southern Kermadec Quake

A moderately strong earthquake struck to the south of the Kermadec Islands this morning, New Zealand time. It follows a series of similar quakes along the west of the Pacific Plate during the past day.

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck at a depth of 50 km at 3:14 a.m. on Saturday April 21st 2007, New Zealand time. It was located 505 km south of Raoul Island, 255 km south-west of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands.

A series of moderate to strong quakes struck the western edge of the Pacific tectonic plate during the last day, with the Kermadec event being one of the most recent.

A magnitude 5.3 quake struck at a depth of 10 km in the Solomon Islands. A swarm of eight moderate to strong shallow quakes struck near Japan’s Ryukyu Islands. There have been two magnitude 6 and six magnitude 5 events in the swarm to date. A magnitude 5.2 deep quake struck Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

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

One Response to “Southern Kermadec Quake”

  1. D_Suddith4it says:

    This is a good story. It has something to do with Solomon Island in the way that both events are quakes that have occurred somewhat close together in location.

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