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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