Haast Quakes

Residents in the south-west of the South Island felt another shallow earthquake this evening.

The magnitude 4.9 earthquake, which struck at 6:51 p.m. on Friday the 5th of December 2008, was located 10 km north-east of Haast (70 km west of Mt. Cook) at a depth of 15 km. The shaking was felt from Queenstown to Greymouth.

A similar quake which struck just after midnight on Tuesday morning attracted more interest from Haast locals. The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was located 10 km south-west of Haast at a depth of 11 km.

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

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