Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

kermadec islands m6.1 february 9 2024 location map

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 10:57 UTC on February 9, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 946 km (588 miles) NNE of Hicks Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand.

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.

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are reinforced masonry and unreinforced brick with timber floor construction.

Regional seismicity

kermadec islands m6.1 earthquake february 9 2024 emsc regional seismicity

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