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Magnitude 7.1 MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION

Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 00:30:12 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 110 km (70 miles) SSW of Macquarie Island, Australia. 755 km (470 miles) SW of Auckland Island, New Zealand 1995 km (1240 miles) SSW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand at 5:30 PM MST, Apr 11, 2008 (Apr 12 at 11:30 AM local time in New Zealand). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage at this time.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver


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