Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 01:06 UTC on April 14, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 1 014 km (630 miles) S of 'Ohonua, Tonga and 1 041 km (647 miles) NE of Whakatane, New Zealand.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.

Image credit: Google, TW/SAM

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM


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