Early quake shakes Fiordland
Sun, 08 Jul 2012 12:22p.m.
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake in Fiordland gave some South Island residents an early morning wake-up today.
The offshore quake, centred 20km north-west of Milford Sound at a depth of 12km, struck at 5:58am.
Geonet said it was felt in Fiordland, Queenstown and Dunedin.
The earthquake followed a 5.7 jolt near Turangi in the centre of the North Island yesterday.
The quake was not widely felt by locals when it struck 10km south of the town at a depth of 90km at 12:50pm.
However, it was felt as far south as Wellington.
On Tuesday night, a magnitude 7 quake which struck off the Taranaki coast was felt around the country but did no major damage.
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