Two further earthquakes have struck the Kermadec Islands in the past day.
Thursday 17th December 2009
Earthquake activity in the Kermadec Islands continues, with another two earthquakes reported.
A very deep magnitude 4.8 quake struck 425 km west-north-west of Raoul Island at 3:15 p.m. NZDT yesterday. The quake was 620 km deep.
Overnight, a moderately strong quake struck the southern part of the island chain. At 1:37 this morning, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake was recorded 120 km east-south-east of L’Esperance Rock (885 km north-east of Auckland) at a depth of 35 km. Geoscience Australia estimates that the quake would have been felt up to 300 km from the epicentre.
[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and Geoscience Australia and their contributing agencies.]