Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand


A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.1 hit south of the Kermadec Islands at 00:06 UTC on January 10, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km.

At least 4 moderate to strong aftershocks were registered by 06:26 UTC.

The epicenter was located about 486 km (302 miles) NE of Whitianga and 518 km (322 miles) NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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