This morning’s 4th magnitude earthquake in the Wairarapa is the latest in a short series of earthquakes that began with three quakes in three minutes late on November 18th.
At 11:04 p.m. on Sunday the 18th of November 2007 a series of three earthquakes were recorded over about 3 minutes near Pahiatua in Wairarapa. Only one of these events, a 30 km-deep magnitude 3.8 quake located 30 km south of Pahiatua (10 km east of Eketahuna) has been recorded in Geonet’s database.
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake located 20 km south-east of Pahiatua (20 km south-west of Pongaroa) at a depth of 25 km followed at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday November 20th.
This morning’s magnitude 4.3 quake, which struck at 8:28 a.m. on Friday November 23rd, was also located 20 km south-east of Pahiatua (20 km south-west of Pongaroa) at a depth of 25 km. A much smaller quake struck nearby about 35 mins later.
[Compiled from data provided by the Geonet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST.]