Gisborne Earthquakes

Another earthquake struck near Gisborne this morning, ruining the sleep-in plans of at least one loafer.

The magnitude 4.2 quake struck at 8:42 a.m. on Thursday 6th December 2007. It was located 20 km north of Gisborne, 20 km east of Te Karaka at a depth of 60 km. The quake was felt at Gisborne, Mangapapa and Manutuke.

On November 16th, a shallower magnitude 3.4 quake struck in a similar location. It was located 20 km north-west of Gisborne, 10 km south of Te Karaka at a depth of 12 km. This quake was felt at Kaiti and Patutahi.

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

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