6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands

Kermadec Sept 30
September 30, 2013 WELLINGTON, NZA 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the remote, uninhabited Kermadec Islands Monday, but there was little chance of a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said. The temblor, which hit at a depth of 34 kilometers (21 miles) at the New Zealand-administered volcanic island group, was some 870 kilometers from the nearest major city Whangarei, in New Zealand, according to the US Geological Survey. “Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected,” the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The Kermadec Islands are located roughly equidistant to New Zealand’s North Island and the Pacific nation of Tonga, and are uninhabited except for a permanent weather, radio and conservation station on Raoul Island. They are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a hotbed of volcanic and earthquake activity at the intersection of several tectonic plates. The Kermadecs frequently see large tremors, including three quakes in excess of 7.0-magnitude in 2011. -NST
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One Response to 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands

  1. Wiseguy says:

    And 6.4 Sea of Okhstsk, so many 6+, Alvin, you were right all the way!!! New volcanoes are erupting; island Jebel Zubair in the Red Sea. It’s going exponentially from now… I’m having a hard time to stay quiet, to act as “business as usual”, I’m often going biking in nature because I don’t know how long we’ll be able to admire all that beauty before it turns against us…

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