An earthquake measuring 5.0 Richter scale shakes Kermadec Islands

October 22nd, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Kermadec IslandsThere was an earthquake measuring 5.0 Richter scale at Kermadec Islands.

The quake occurred on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 03:52:24 UTC ( Coordinated Universal Time) and Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 10:52:24 AM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 155 km (95 miles) ESE of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands, 280 km (175 miles) S of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, 930 km (570 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand, 1275 km (790 miles) NE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand with the depth of 48.2 km (30.0 miles) and location 31.742°S, 177.311°W.

On Sunday, an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region and the second quake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale.

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