Kermadec Earthquakes Continue

The series of earthquakes occurring near the Kermadec Islands has continued, with seven events with magnitudes between 4.5 and 5.5 reported during the past week.

The quakes have struck at locations from the northern part of the island chain to the far south about 650 km north-north-east of Auckland. All but one of the events have been at shallow depths.

Earthquakes reported in the Kermadecs to date during July 2007 (NZST) are:

Wednesday 4th, 10:19 a.m., magnitude 4.6, 45 km deep, 285 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock
Wednesday 4th, 10:42 a.m., magnitude 4.5, 302 km deep, 210 km W of Raoul Island
Wednesday 4th, 1:50 p.m., magnitude 4.6, 35 km deep, 120 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock
Thursday 5th, 5:25 a.m., magnitude 5.1, 35 km deep, 265 km NNE of Raoul Island
Friday 6th, 4:34 a.m., magnitude 5.0, 25 km deep, 290 km NNE of Raoul Island
Saturday 7th, 3:59 a.m., magnitude 5.0, 10 km deep, 310 km south of L’Esperance Rock
Monday 9th, 6:51 p.m., magnitude 5.5, 35 km deep, 330 km north of Raoul Island

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

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