Large Quake, Southern Kermadecs

A large earthquake struck to the south of the Kermadec Islands this afternoon.

The shallow magnitude 5.7 event was located 255 km south-south-west of L’Esperance Rock at a depth of 35 km. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 11th of June 2008, was 520 km south-south-west of Raoul Island, 595 km north-east of Auckland.

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

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