Friday, December 9, 2016
Close  
newsinfo / World
  • share this

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands

/ 09:09 PM February 18, 2013

WELLINGTON—A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 12:19 am (1219 GMT Monday) at a depth of 34 km (21 miles), about 161 km south of Raoul Island in the Kermadecs.

The largely uninhabited islands are northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.

ADVERTISEMENT

A magnitude 6.0 quake struck off North Island Saturday.

A shallow 6.3-magnitude quake devastated the New Zealand city of Christchurch in the South Island in February last year, leaving 185 people dead.

The country sits on the so-called “Ring of Fire”, the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.

TAGS: Earthquake, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved