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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 04:31:17 (UTC) on Friday, June 22, 2012, in the Macquarie Island region, 24km NW of Macquarie Island, at a depth of 9.9 km.

Location 54.302S, 158.727E



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A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 11:51:12 (UTC) on Sunday, June 05, 2011, in the Macquarie Island region, 794 km WSW of Macquarie Island, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 55.944S, 146.588E



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A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 18:54:42 (UTC) on Monday, May 09, 2011, in the Macquarie Island region, 730 km WSW of Macquarie Island, at a depth of 1 km.

Location 56.612S, 147.837E



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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 02:59:31 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, in the Macquarie Island region, 195 km NNE of Macquarie Island, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 52.989S, 159.966E

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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 16:36:37 (UTC) on Saturday, August 09, 2008, west of the Macquarie Island region, 1975 km SSW from Dunedin, New Zealand, at a depth of 13 km.

Location 60.847S, 154.171E

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A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 14:31:06 (UTC) on Sunday, June 01, 2008, west of the Macquarie Island region, 745 km SW of Macquarie Island, Australia, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 59.044S, 149.767E

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A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at 00:30:11 (UTC) on Saturday, April 12, 2008, in the Macquarie Island region, about 120 km South of Macquarie Island, Australia, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 55.681S, 158.527E


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A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 01:13:34 (UTC) on Saturday, November 10, 2007, in the Macquarie Island region, about 275 km North of Macquarie Island, Australia, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 52.158S, 159.527E

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A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 13:20:38 (UTC) on Monday, April 16, 2007, west of Macquarie Island, about 790 km WSW of Macquarie Island, Australia, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 57.953S, 147.637E

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The isolated, sparsely populated island lies about 835 miles south of the island state of Tasmania, and serves as a base for Australian expeditions to Antarctica.
Clive Collins, a seismologist at Geoscience Australia, said the Macquarie Island earthquake involved two tectonic plates moving against each other horizontally, rather than vertically, and was unlikely to displace the large quantity of water needed to generate a tsunami.

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