Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 12:05 UTC on September 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 96 km (59 miles) S of Raoul Island and 940 km (584 miles) NE of Ngunguru, Northland, New Zealand.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

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Featured image credit: USGS


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