Strong Quake, Kermadecs

A strong earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 6.0 quake, which struck at 2:37 p.m. on Tuesday the 25th of November 2008 New Zealand time, was located 130 km south of Raoul Island, 150 km north-east of L’Esperance Rock at a depth of 35 km.

Initial analysis by Geoscience Australia reports the quake at magnitude 5.7 at a depth of 30 km.

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

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