Earthquakes Near Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay residents felt three light earthquakes late this afternoon.

The series of events began with a magnitude 3.5 quake at 5:15 p.m., followed by a magnitude 3.7 event 5 minutes later. A third earthquake with magnitude of 3.7 struck at 5:34 p.m.

All were located 20 km south-east of Hastings at a depth of 40 km.

[Data sourced from Geonet and its contributing agencies.]

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