Three light magnitude four earthquakes have struck near the township of Te Karaka, inland from Gisborne, in recent days.
Tuesday 2nd November 2010
The first of the quakes struck at lunchtime on Saturday October 30th. The 12:22 p.m. magnitude 4.4 quake was centred 10 km north of Te Karaka (30 km east of Matawai, 40 km north-west of Gisborne) at a depth of 30 km. It was felt from Hawke’s Bay to the Bay of Plenty and on the coast at Te Puia Springs.
A magnitude 4.0 event followed at 7:45 on Monday morning. This earthquake was also centred 10 km north of Te Karaka at a depth of 30 km. Fewer people reported feeling this quake, with reports filed from the Gisborne area and Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty.
The most recent event struck at 4:13 this morning, Tuesday November 2nd. The magnitude 4.0 quake was centred 10 km south-east of Te Karaka (20 km north of Manutuke, 20 km north-west of Gisborne) at a depth of 25 km. It was felt at many locations in the Gisborne area and as far west as Kawerau.
[Compiled from data provided by the GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST.]