Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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July 6, 2011 (19:03:16 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.6 Kermadec Islands

A major earthquake occurred Wednesday near the Tonga - Kermadec Trench where the Pacific Plate bends into the trench to subduct below the eastern edge of the Australian Plate.  The rate of convergence at the location of the earthquake is about 60mm/yr.

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