A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit west of Macquarie Island, South Pacific Ocean at 15:21 UTC on May 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 23 km (14 miles).
The epicenter was located 1 260 km (783 miles) S of Geeveston and 1 285 km (800 miles) SSW of Kingston, Australia.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.
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