Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Macquarie Island Region: USGS

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Macquarie Island Region: USGS
A map showing the location of an earthquake that struck the Macquarie Island region in the southern Pacific Ocean on May 19, 2022. (USGS/Screenshot via NTD)

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the Macquarie Island region in the southern Pacific Ocean on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake, which was revised from an initial magnitude of 7.3, had a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), USGS said.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the quake.

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