Deep BOP Quakes Continue

Another deep earthquake struck the Bay of Plenty last night, continuing the sequence of deep quakes in the area.

The magnitude 5.3 quake which struck at 6:47 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Time on Tuesday the 2nd of December was located 30 km north-east of Tauranga (30 km north-east of Te Puke) at a depth of 200 km. The tremor was felt at Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Blenheim.

A magnitude 4.9 quake which struck at 8:44 p.m. on December 1st was located further offshore at a depth of 180 km.

During November two deep quakes of magnitude 5.2 and 5.4 struck near Rotorua at depths of 160 km and 200 km respectively. On the 19th of October a magnitude 5.6 earthquake, also 200 km deep, struck 20 km north of Rotorua.

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

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