Hawke’s Bay Earthquakes

A burst of shallow earthquake activity has struck off-shore in Hawke’s Bay since Thursday evening.

A magnitude 3.7 quake struck 20 km east of Napier at 7:20 p.m. on the evening of Thursday the 13th of March 2008. The 30 km deep quake was felt at several locations near Napier.

A magnitude 4.1 event struck 10 km north-east of Napier at 5:35 this morning, Saturday March 15th. This quake was also 30 km deep and was felt from Havelock North to Wairoa.

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck 70 km east of Napier (30 km south-east of Wairoa) at 4:14 this afternoon. The 30 km deep event was felt from Wairoa to Napier.

Earlier in the week a magnitude 4.0 quake struck on-shore 70 km south-west of Hastings near Porangahau at a depth of 40 km. This quake, which struck at 5:27 Thursday morning was felt from Palmerston North and Pahiatua to Waipawa.

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

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