Earthquake strikes near Macquarie Island in Australia


A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has hit near Macquarie Island in Australia, approximately 17 miles offshore. The Macquarie Island is an Australian Subantarctic Island and a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a popular tourist destination, especially with adventure travelers.

The quake occurred today at 21:46:20 UTC.

No reports of injuries and no tsunami warnings have been posted.


• 1147 km (711 mi) SSW of Invercargill, New Zealand
• 1200 km (744 mi) SSW of Gore, New Zealand
• 1289 km (799 mi) SSW of Queenstown, New Zealand
• 1546 km (958 mi) SSE of Hobart, Australia