Strong Quake, Southern Ocean

A strong earthquake struck the Southern Ocean this morning.

Tuesday, 10th May 2011

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the George V Fracture Zone, 730 km west-south-west of Macquarie Island at 6:55 this morning, New Zealand time. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake was centred 1523 km south of Hobart, Tasmania but, due to the location, was unable to accurately determine the depth, suggesting about 1 km.

Geoscience Australia reports the earthquake was magnitude 6.2 at a depth of 50 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue a bulletin for this event.

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

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