Southern Kermadec Quake

A magnitude five earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands this evening, New Zealand time.

Saturday 26th June 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck 265 km south-east of L’Esperance Rock in the Kermadec Islands  (855 km east-north-east of Auckland) at 8:56 p.m. New Zealand time. The quake was 60 km deep.

Geoscience Australia reports the quake as magnitude 5.0 at the shallower depth of 15 km.

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

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