Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit west of Macquarie Island, southwestern Pacific Ocean, about halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, at 08:58 UTC on December 12, 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 about 1 820 km (1 128 miles) SW of Bluff, New Zealand.

There are no people living within 100 km (6.2 miles).

There is no tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat in effect.

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Regional seismicity

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3 Comments

  1. Earthquakes near Antarctic were never recorded, and in this location certainly not since the Nuclear Treaty Ban installed monitors. However, very recently small magnitude earthquakes started to take place and the biggest recent earthquakes were under magnitude five. But, in this year the region is started to be struck by large earthquake. And, this earthquake is the biggest one. Nonetheless, these earthquakes are clear sign for the rapid shifting and weakening of Earth’s magnetic

  2. Earthquakes near Antarctic were never recorded, and in this location certainly not since the Nuclear Treaty Ban installed monitors. However, very recently small magnitude earthquakes started to take place and the biggest recent earthquakes were under magnitude five. Now, the region is struck by large earthquake. Nonetheless, these earthquakes are clear sign for the rapid shifting and weakening of Earth’s magnetic

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