Deep Quake Under Nelson Province

A deep earthquake struck underneath the Moutere Valley in Nelson Province just after 6 o’clock this evening.

The magnitude 5.2 earthquake, which struck at 6:02 p.m., was 190 km deep and located 20 km west of Upper Moutere, 50 km west of Nelson city.

The earthquake was felt in the upper South Island and Wellington.

A similar-sized deep earthquake struck about 50 km east of Mt Taranaki on the morning of Monday 4th September.

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