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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Macquarie Island region, southwestern Pacific Ocean

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Macquarie Island region, southwestern Pacific Ocean at 20:13 UTC on October 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The...

October 08, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit west of Macquarie Island, South Pacific Ocean at 15:21 UTC on May 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). The epicenter...

May 07, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island, Southwestern Pacific Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit west of Macquarie Island, Southwestern Pacific Ocean at 05:19 UTC on March 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

March 20, 2021

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Macquarie Island sub-Antarctic research base gets multi-million dollar funding boost

Contrary to announcement made last month that Australia is about to close its permanent sub-Antarctic research base at World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island after almost 70 years of continuous presence, the government has instead decided to boost the funding and...

October 14, 2016

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near Macquarie Island, Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from M6.7) hit near Macquarie Island, Australia at 21:46 UTC on September 8, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0...

September 08, 2016

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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