Strong Quake, Kermadecs

A strong, undersea earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon.

Monday, 6th June 2016

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands at 2:35 this afternoon, New Zealand Standard Time. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake was centred 143 km south-south-east of Raoul Island, 988 km north-east of Whangarei, 995 km north-east of Whakatane at a depth of 10 km.

GeoNet reports the earthquake as magnitude 6.1, centred 965 km north-east of Whangarei at a depth of 21 km.

[click for larger image] The quake left a distinct trace on GeoNet’s seismograph network, showing most strongly on the seismograph located at Te Kaha.

The earthquake does not appear to have been felt on mainland New Zealand.

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