Fiordland Quakes

A pair of shallow fourth magnitude earthquakes struck Fiordland this morning.

Saturday 23rd January 2010

Two earthquakes struck Fiordland two minutes apart this morning. The first event, a magnitude 4.7 quake at 9:36 a.m., was located 80 km west of Te Anau (170 km north-west of Invercargill) at a depth of 12 km. Two minutes later at 9:38 a.m., a magnitude 4.1 quake at the same depth struck to the east of the earlier event, 70 km west of Te Anau (160 km north-west of Invercargill).

The first earthquake was reported as being felt at Hokitika, but no reports for either quake have been filed from Fiordland.

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

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