Strong Quake, Kermadecs

A strong, shallow 6th magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this evening New Zealand time.

Early reports on the quake, which struck at 10:13 p.m. NZDT on Sunday the 5th of October 2008, indicate that it was magnitude 6.5, located 135 km south-south-east of Raoul Island (205 km north-east of L’Esperance Rock). This latest quake, located 1035 km north-east of Auckland at a depth of 35 km, continues the sequence of shallow activity that has been occuring in the Kermadec Islands since last Tuesday’s magnitude 7.0 event.

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

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