Shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand


A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 12:52 UTC on March 2, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.2 km (22.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles).

The epicenter was located about 950 km (590 miles) NE of Ngunguru and 1 020 km (633 miles) NE of North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand.

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

Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, NWS PTWC said.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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