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North Island rattled by another quake

The North Island has again been rattled by a significant earthquake.

GeoNet is reporting that a magnitude 5.7 quake struck 10 kilometres south of Turangi at 12:50 pm.

The quake was 90 kilometres deep and was felt across the North Island. Facebook page readers from around Wellington, Palmerston North, Foxton, Wanganui reported feeling it.  Jason Pye of Wellington said it felt like a “long wobble”.

One reader from Taihape said she felt it strongly.  Ellie Whyte said she thought she had been pushed.  She also said it rattled windows loudly.

Today’s quake comes four days after a magnitude 7 earthquake centred offshore from Taranaki rattled residents from the Bay of Plenty to Canterbury, but caused little damage. and


David on 7/07/2012 3:26am

The Moon was full earlier this week I see, dumdee dee.

Mmm, where is Ken Ring.


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