Three strong earthquakes strike near New Zealand
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Three large earthquakes hit Sunday near New Zealand and Guam in remote parts of the South Pacific Ocean, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The first quake which happened at 2:08 (UTC) was a magnitude 6.8 and located 345 kilometers (215 miles) south, southeast of Hagåtña, Guam. The second occurred at 5:23 (UTC) and was a magnitude 7.3 and located 200 km (125 miles) northwest of Auckland Island, New Zealand. The third occurred at 9:47 (UTC), also a magnitude 6.8, was located 235 km (145 miles) west, northwest of Auckland Island, New Zealand. All three of the quake's epicenters were less than ten miles deep.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, none of the quakes caused a tsunami, though local advisories were issued.
There was no damage, injuries or deaths reported in any of the quakes.
- "Magnitude 7.4 quake hits near New Zealand" — Reuters, September 30, 2007
- Associated Press. "Three powerful quakes hit Pacific" — CNN, September 30, 2007
- Sarah Bedford. "Two quakes rock the south" — The Southland Times, September 30, 2007
- "Magnitude 6.8 - South of the Mariana Islands" — USGS, September 30, 2007
- "Magnitude 7.3 - Auckland Islands, New Zealand region" — USGS, September 30, 2007
- "Magnitude 6.8 - Auckland Islands, New Zealand region" — USGS, September 30, 2007