Strong 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Macquarie Island region

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck the remote Macquarie Island region in the south Pacific Monday, but there was no threat of a tsunami, southwest of New Zealand.

The EMSC reports the quake was 10 kilometres deep.

There are no permanent inhabitants on Macquarie Island, although the Australian Antarctic Division station is occupied year round.

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