Strong Quake, Southern Kermadecs

A deep, strong earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands early this morning.

Friday 18th June 2010

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 250 km south of L’Esperance Rock, 550 km north-east of White Island, at 1:06 this morning New Zealand time, according to GeoNet. The quake, centred 660 km north-east of Auckland was 300 km deep.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake at the same magnitude but centred 220 km south-south-west of L’Esperance Rock, 625 km north-east of Auckland, at a depth of 160 km.

Geoscience Australia also reports the quake as magnitude 6.0, centred between the locations determined by the other two agencies, at a depth of 200 km.

[Compiled from data provided by the GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST, the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies, and Geoscience Australia.]

2 Responses to “Strong Quake, Southern Kermadecs”

  1. Lizzie from Gizzie says:

    We felt a small quake 1.30isham I think it woke me up, and Neil said it woke the cat up.

  2. Ken says:

    Some felt reports have come in to the GeoNet website since this report was filed. The quake was felt in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, and as far south as Wellington.

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