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Originally posted by muzzy
Geographically the Kermadecs are not "in" New Zealand at all.
Its a political/ economic zone thing.
A 6.1 is not unusual at all for there, even 7's are relatively normal with a couple each year.
Over 7.0 then we might feel it in the main NZ islands, over 8.0 an outside chance of a Tsunami.
No need for concern in this case.
No one lives on Raoul Island except the odd small group of scientists stationed there on rotation ( one was killed a few years back when the crater lake blew )
Historic Seismicity USGS
neic.usgs.gov...edit on 23-5-2011 by muzzy because: (no reason given)