Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits West of Macquarie Island

August 10th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by admin  

A strong quake measuring 6.2 shook west of Macquaire Island at Saturday, August 09, 2008 at 16:36:37 UTC (02:36:37 AM Sunday local time).

The epicenter of the quake is just 1975 Km from Dunedin, New Zealand at a depth of 13km.

The earthquake was reported by The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

Macquarie Island lies in the southwest corner of the Pacific Ocean, about half-way between Australia and Antarctica. 54°37′53″S, 158°52′15″E. Politically, it has formed part of the Australian state of Tasmania since 1900 and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978. In 1997 it became a world heritage site. It was a part of Esperance Municipality until 1993, when the municipality was merged with other municipalities to Huon Valley.

So far there have been no reports of any damage. There are no reports of a tsunami.

If you felt it then let us know via the comments.

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