Hawke’s Bay Earthquakes

Three earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.4 and 4.1 struck the Hawke’s Bay area overnight.

The first earthquake struck 20 km east of Napier at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday 26th of May 2007. The magnitude 3.4 quake was located 20 km east of Napier at a depth of 30 km.

Two quakes struck 20 km north-east of Wairoa within 24 seconds of each other at 6:14 this morning. A magnitude 3.5 foreshock struck at a depth of 35 km. It was followed by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake at the slightly shallower depth of 30 km.

The earthquakes were felt at nearby locations.

[Compiled from data provided by the Geonet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST.]

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