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Earthquake measuring 5.1 in magnitude erupts off the coast of New Zealand and Australia 

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Earthquake measuring 5.1 in magnitude erupts off the coast of New Zealand and Australia

  • A 5.1 magnitude earthquake erupted off the coast of New Zealand and Australia
  • The earthquake occurred west of Macquarie Island in the Indian Ocean at 2pm
  • The epicentre had a depth of 10km and struck 1,320km south-west of Hobart

By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

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A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has erupted off the coast of New Zealand and Australia on Friday.

The earthquake occurred west of Macquarie Island in the Indian Ocean about 2.20pm.

The epicentre had a depth of 10km and is believed to have struck about 1,320km south-west of Hobart. 

The earthquake occurred west of Macquarie Island in the Indian Ocean about 2.20pm

The earthquake would only have been felt by a radius of 200km, meaning no one on surrounding land felt it.

The region has had multiple earthquakes in the past week, suffering a moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake on Friday November 13.

The following day there was also a light 4.0 magnitude earthquake. 

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