Two further earthquakes have struck deep underneath the North Island since Thursday evening’s magnitude 5.3 quake near Taupo.
A magnitude 4.4 event struck near Murupara at a depth of 68 km at 4:22 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the 13th of July 2007.
A magnitude 5.1 quake struck just offshore in the Tasman Sea west of Hawera very early this morning. The quake was 232 km deep and registered on seismographs at 12:47 a.m. Saturday.
The depth and magnitude of the earthquakes meant they were unlikely to have been felt, and they have not been listed on Geonet’s website.
[Compiled from data provided by the Geonet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST.]