The effects of Elenin may be beginning to be felt as this very powerful earthquake shows. It was in the Pacific Ocean and it had a magnitude of 7.6 and it generated a tsunami.
Latest Earthquakes in the World – Past 7 days
Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 2.5 or Greater in the United States and Adjacent Areas and Magnitude 4.5 or Greater in the Rest of the World – Last 7 days
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|MAP||2.6||2011/07/06 19:53:05||39.391||-122.909||6.4||NORTHERN CALIFORNIA|
|MAP||7.6||2011/07/06 19:03:17||-29.312||-176.204||20.0||KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION|
|MAP||4.8||2011/07/06 16:41:58||-1.708||138.637||35.7||NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA|
|MAP||5.7||2011/07/06 15:14:59||36.380||141.613||10.0||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN|
|MAP||3.3||2011/07/06 14:57:22||59.828||-153.431||132.3||SOUTHERN ALASKA|
|MAP||5.0||2011/07/06 14:46:38||-16.482||-177.506||10.0||FIJI REGION|
|MAP||4.4||2011/07/06 13:48:37||1.381||97.201||47.0||NIAS REGION, INDONESIA|
|MAP||4.9||2011/07/06 13:44:03||-16.445||-177.517||10.0||FIJI REGION|
Powerful quake in South Pacific triggers tsunami warning
Magnitude 7.8 tremor could send high waves to New Zealand, Tonga
The quake struck at 7:03 a.m. Its epicenter was 131 miles east of Raoul Island, part of the Kermadec archipelago, and was only 30 miles deep, the USGS said.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center geophysicist Victor Sardina told Radio New Zealand that a tsunami had been generated, the New Zealand Herald reported. The newspaper said a buoy off Raoul Island, 130 miles from the epicenter, registered a two-foot-high tsunami, but Sardina said the wave height would increase in shallower waters.
New Zealand media said there was a tsunami warning for the northeast coastline of the country.
The Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management said that any tsunami would hit New Zealand’s East Cape at 8:52 a.m. local time Thursday (4:52 p.m. ET Wednesday), TVNZ reported.
The Kermadec Islands are a remote outpost that are generally uninhabited aside from a weather station and a hostel for visiting New Zealand scientists.