Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Macquarie Island region, southwestern Pacific Ocean


A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Macquarie Island region, southwestern Pacific Ocean at 20:13 UTC on October 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles).

The epicenter was located about 1 501 km (932 miles) SSW of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Regional seismicity

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