Earthquake Near Murchison

A moderately strong earthquake struck near Murchison late this afternoon. The quake was felt widely in the upper South Island and lower North Island, according to data provided by Geonet.

The magnitude 5.9 earthquake was centred 30 km east of Murchison at a depth of 100 km. There were no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake which struck at 4:29 p.m.

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  1. Jade Brouwer says:

    We felt the earthquake in Mapua but it has still not been mentioned in the news on the radio or television.

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