Earthquake, Wanganui Basin

A moderately strong, deep earthquake struck the Wanganui Basin just after eleven o’clock this morning.

Wednesday 9th December 2009

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake located under the Tasman Sea west of the North Island, 30 km north-west of Otaki (40 km west of Levin), struck at 11:09 this morning. The quake, centred 80 km north of Wellington, was 50 km deep.

Shaking was felt from Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay to Wellington.

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

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