Articles tagged "macquarie island"

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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