Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 17:05 UTC on June 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 937 km (582 miles) NE of Ngunguru, New Zealand.

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.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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