Earthquake Information

March 4, 2021 (13:27:36 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 New Zealand & 7.4, 8.1 Kermadec Islands

Three large earthquakes occurred along the Kermadec Trench, north of New Zealand. The earliest and southern-most earthquake (M 7.3 at 13:27 UTC) occurred northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand at a depth of 20 km. The M 7.4 and M 8.1 earthquakes occurred at 17:41 and 19:28 UTC respectively near the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.  Given the ~950 km distance from the M 7.3 to the two larger earthquakes, it is unlikely the M 7.3 triggered the two larger events.

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