Rotorua Earthquake

A moderately strong earthquake struck deep below Rotorua last night.

Wednesday 30th June 2010

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck 160 km below Rotorua at 8:01 p.m. last night. The quake, centred 20 km north-east of Rotorua (20 km east of Ngongotaha) occurred on or in the Pacific tectonic plate well below the city.

GeoNet drums show Rotorua quake

The earthquake showed strong traces on many North Island seismographs, and may have been felt in eastern parts of the North Island.

No felt reports have been filed with GeoNet at this time.

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

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