Central New Zealand Earthquakes

Earthquakes have struck near Seddon in the South island and in the Tasman Sea west of Foxton over the weekend.

A series of three quakes have struck near Seddon since Saturday morning. The first event struck at 3:31 a.m. on Saturday June 9th 2007. The magnitude 3.8 quake was 10 km deep and located 10 km east of Seddon. Two further events have struck nearby. A magnitude 2.2 event at 5:25 last night at a depth of 10km was followed by a magnitude 3.1 event at 10:02 this morning (Sunday) at a depth of 9 km.

A magnitude 3.7 quake yesterday afternoon at 1:07 rattled the windows at Tawa. The quake was located about 40 km off-shore from Foxton at a depth of 64 km.

A magnitude 4.9 quake at 2:01 this morning was located about 40 km north-west of Farewell Spit at a depth of 200 km.

It was followed by a magnitude 3.1 quake at 3:58 a.m. located about 40 km west of Foxton at a depth of 94 km.

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

One Response to “Central New Zealand Earthquakes”

  1. Chris says:

    I never felt any of those – I also notice the swarm in Matata is subsiding. I recant my apocolyptic comments 🙂

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