Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Occurred North of Macquarie Island on December
December 23, 2004
magnitude 8.1 Earthquake occurred on Thursday, December 23, 2004 north of
Macquarie Island. USGS reports no damage, but shaking was felt in the
lower South Island. The USGS preliminary report is available here.
Information is also available from the GeoNet
website, which monitors earthquakes in New Zealand. Because it has measured
its magnitude at over 8, USGS has categorized this quake a great earthquake.