Quake strikes Fiordland
Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:26p.m.
A moderate earthquake has struck Fiordland, after a series of quakes in three regions during the weekend.
The magnitude-4.0 quake was centred near Milford Sound at a depth of 5km around 8pm yesterday, according to the GNS Science.
It was felt in Queenstown.
Two quakes hit Gisborne early today – measuring 4.2 and 3.4 – just hours after a magnitude-5.3 earthquake was recorded in Bay of Plenty. The quakes were widely felt in the regions but no damage was reported.
Earlier, a magnitude-5.3 quake struck 30km east of Murupara at a depth of 60km. It was felt across central-eastern areas of the North Island.
Two smaller quakes struck on Friday night - first a magnitude-3.4 about 20km southwest of New Plymouth and then a magnitude-2.9 quake in Lyttelton.
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