4 Mar 2024

6.7 magnitude quake strikes Macquarie Island region

6:45 am on 4 March 2024
6.7 magnitude quake in Macquarie Island region

The blue dot symbolises where the earthquake hit. Photo: US Geological Survey

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Macquarie Island region, southwest of New Zealand.

The US Geological Survey reports the quake was 10 kilometres deep.

No tsunami alert has been issued.

There are no permanent inhabitants on Macquarie Island, although the Australian Antarctic Division station is occupied year round.