Kermadec Activity Continues

Earthquake activity in the Kermadec Islands has continued following Tuesday’s 7th magnitude event near Raoul Island.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck early in the morning of Tuesday the 30th September was located 70 km south-south-east of Raoul Island at the northern end of the island chain. A magnitude 5.3 quake struck 75 km south-south-east of Raoul an hour later.

Activity has continued with a magnitude 5.2 event being reported in the southern part of the Kermadec Islands early this morning. The latest quake, which struck at 2:03 a.m. on Friday the 3rd of October 2008 New Zealand Daylight Time, was located 205 km south of Raoul Island. The earthquake’s epicentre was 90 km east-north-east of L’Esperance Rock (930 km north-east of Auckland) at a depth of 49 km.

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

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