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Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Occurred North of Macquarie Island on December 23, 2004

December 23, 2004

A 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.

 


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