Kermadec Quakes Continue

Earthquake activity in the Kermadec Islands has continued with three more events overnight.

Friday 27th November 2009

Earthquake activity in the Kermadec Islands, which included quakes of magnitude 5.0 last Friday, 4.9 on Sunday, and 6.2 on Monday, has continued.

The latest burst of activity began with a deep magnitude 4.5 event at 6:47 last night. The quake was located 205 km west of Raoul Island at a depth of 425 km.

A shallow magnitude 5.0 quake was recorded 135 km south of Raoul Island at 4:42 this morning. The earthquake was centred 140 km north-east of L’Esperance Rock at a depth of 10 km.

At 7:33 this morning a shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck 335 km south of L’Esperance Rock. This quake was located 570 km north-east of Gisborne (675 km east-north-east of Auckland) also at a depth of 10 km.

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

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