White Island Quake

A moderately strong, deep earthquake struck near White Island overnight.

Sunday 26th December 2010

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 80 km north of White Island (120 km north-west of Te Kaha) at 12:59 this morning. The undersea quake, which was 230 km deep, was felt from Bay of Plenty to Canterbury.

[Compiled from data provided by the GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST.]

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