Strong Quake, Kermadecs

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.]

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