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A major magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred at 10:39:17 (UTC) on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 285 km SouthSouthWest of Raoul Island.
The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 91 km.

Location 31.500S, 179.300W

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New Zealand conservation worker.

The young conservation worker who was checking a volcano's crater lake when it unexpectedly burst to life, spewing mounds of ash and soot, most likely died in the eruption in the remote nature reserve, a conservation official said on Saturday.

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A New Zealand conservation worker was missing and five others were evacuated by helicopter after a volcanic eruption on a remote Pacific island of Raoul Island on Friday.

The long-range Russian-made helicopter, a 25-seat Mil Mi 8 heavy lifter, fitted with long-range fuel tanks that give it a range of about 770 nautical miles, made the marathon flight to Raoul Island in the Kermadec group after the eruption caused a steam and ash plume and spewed mud from a lake.

Six New Zealand Department of Conservation staff work on the island, about 1,000 km northeast of New Zealand and part of a nature reserve.
The Kermadec Islands are a chain stretching about 250 km along the volcanically active Kermadec Trench. It is an area where the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates meet and earthquakes are common.

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A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 23:32:54 (UTC) on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, in the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 80 km SouthSouthEast of Raoul Island.
The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 37.2 km.

Location 29.963S, 177.631W

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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 08:51:50 UTC on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at the Kermadec islands, New Zealand.
The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 50 km.


Location 30.041 °S, 178.121 °W

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