Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 12:51 UTC on July 24, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 974 km (604 miles) SSW of 'Ohonua, Tonga and 1 036 km (644 miles) NE of Whangarei, 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. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

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Regional seismicity

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