Four NZ Earthquakes

Four earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.5 and 5.8 struck various parts of New Zealand in the 11 hours to 10 a.m.

The first earthquake struck onshore in Hawke’s Bay at 11:27 p.m. last night, July 8th. It was magnitude 5.4 at a depth of 30 km, located 40 km north of Napier. The event was felt widely in Hawke’s Bay and the Central North Island, according to Geonet.

At 6:31 this morning, a deep magnitude 5.8 quake struck offshore in the Bay of Plenty. The event occurred 50 km west of White Island at a depth of 220 km and may have been felt in the Bay of Plenty and on the East Coast of the North Island.

A smaller magnitude 3.5 quake, 26 km deep struck off the Horowhenua Coast at 8:42 a.m. according to data in the Geonet database.

The most recent event was a magnitude 4.5 quake, 10 km deep on the coast 20 km north-west of Milford Sound at 10:00 a.m. This event was probably felt at Milford Sound, according to Geonet.

One Response to “Four NZ Earthquakes”

  1. dale davey says:

    I was sure there was an earthquake about 3.50am felt in Timaru district on 9 July 2006 – it woke me. East to West movement with some noise

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