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Magnitude 6.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 14:11:48 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 90 km (55 miles) S of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands at 7:11 AM MST, Jan 18, 2009 (Jan 19 at 2:11 AM local time in New Zealand). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. This earthquake is located in a remote area and no damage or casualties are expected.

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


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