Southern Pacific Quakes Continue

Earthquake activity near Samoa, Tonga and the Kermadec Islands continued this morning with a further three events.

A magnitude 5.0 quake struck 550 km north-west of Raoul Island at a depth of 650 km at 26 minutes past midnight this morning, Monday 26th November 2007. It was followed by a 250 km-deep magnitude 4.9 event located 120 km west-south-west of Raoul Island at 10:18 a.m. (NZDT)

The quakes follow events in the Kermadecs on the 21st and a burst of activity near Tonga on November 24th. A magnitude 5.4 quake was reported near Samoa yesterday (Sunday) and a magnitude 5.1 quake was reported near Tonga at 9:28 this morning.

To the south of New Zealand, a magnitude 5.3 quake struck 225 km south-south-west of Macquarie Island (855 km south-west of Auckland Island) on November 24th.

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

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