Strong Quake, Bay of Plenty

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck beneath the Bay of Plenty this evening.

Wednesday September 29th 2010

A magnitude 6.4 undersea earthquake struck 90 km north of White Island, 120 km north of Te Kaha, at 5:14 this evening, New Zealand Daylight Time.

The deep quake, centred 280 km below the bay was felt from Northland to Canterbury and Westland with 1300 people filing reports with GeoNet within two hours of the quake. Strong shaking was reported from Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson, and Christchurch residents.

Geoscience Australia reports the quake as magnitude 5.2 at a depth of 300 km and the U.S. Geological Survey reports the event as magnitude 5.3 also at a depth of 300 km.

[Compiled from data provided by the GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST; the US Geological Survey and Geoscience Australia.]

One Response to “Strong Quake, Bay of Plenty”

  1. Lizzie from Gizzie says:

    I was in the AMP building, was a gentle roll

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