Earthquake Near St Arnaud, Hanmer

A magnitude 5.4 quake struck 30 km south of St. Arnaud, 50 km north of Hanmer Springs this morning. The 60 km deep quake struck at 11:17 a.m. on Wednesday 7th November 2007 and had attracted 494 felt reports from the public by midday.

The quake was felt strongly at Rotokohu near Inangahua and at Westport, with reports from as far south as Harihari and Robinson’s Bay (Banks Peninsula) and as far north as Paraparaumu and Waitara in Taranaki.

On the 4th of October, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck at virtually the same location near Hanmer Springs, followed by a magnitude 4.7 quake on the 7th. By late on the 7th, 32 earthquakes had been reported in the series (details here).

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

One Response to “Earthquake Near St Arnaud, Hanmer”

  1. Beverley Broad says:

    Basically checked this website because no one believed me!! We have a timber house, and I heard it coming. The creaking and mild shuddering went on long enough for me to get up from the table where I was working on a project and wonder wether I should seek shelter if it got worse!!! I was cross that nobody else felt it and my husband and friends thought I was dreaming!!! Good to prove them wrong!!!

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