Magnitude 7.6 – KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION – July 6, 2011


The BC-ESP recorded the magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION on July 6, 2011.
Latitude:  -29.312°S,    Longitude:  – 176.204°W

For more info on these earthquakes, go to US Geological Survey report.


















Tectonic Summary by USGS

“The July 6, 2011 Kermadec Islands region earthquake occurred near the Kermadec Trench where the Pacific Plate begins its descent into the mantle beneath the eastern edge of the Australian Plate. At the latitude of this earthquake, the Pacific Plate is converging with Australia in a westward direction at a velocity of approximately 61 mm/yr.”


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