Morning Earthquakes

The 4th magnitude earthquake which struck near Napier at dawn today, was the first of 4 events which occurred at various lower North Island locations in a 33-minute period.

The magnitude 4.0 earthquake, which struck at 6:00 a.m. was located 10 km north-west of Napier at a depth of 50 km.

It was followed in short succession by a pair of quakes off the Wairarapa coast near Castlepoint. The first of the pair was a magnitude 4.1 event at a provisional depth of approximately 5 km at 6:02 a.m. The second was a magnitude 3.5 quake at a depth of 30 km close nearby at 6:19 a.m.

The fourth quake for the morning struck at a depth of 40 km in Cook Strait, 30 km west of Wellington. This 6:33 a.m. event was felt in the Wellington suburb of Ngaio.

[Compiled from data supplied by Geonet, GNS Science and their contributing agencies.]

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