Articles tagged "australian plate"

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Kermadec islands

A strong earthquake magnitude 7.6 struck 163 km (101 miles) East of Raoul Island, Kermadec Island at depth of 20km. The July 6, 2011 Kermadec Islands region earthquake occurred near the Kermadec Trench where the Pacific Plate begins its descent into the mantle beneath

July 06, 2011

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island, Australia

A M6.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Macquarie Island just north of Antarctica at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Macquarie Island is an exposed portion of the Macquarie Ridge, and is located where the Australian plate meets the Pacific plate. It is the...

June 05, 2011