A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge at 09:09 UTC on August 30, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.
The epicenter was located 3 074.6 km (1 910.5 miles) E of Waitangi, New Zealand.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.
The USGS issued a Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
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