Earth rattles twice on North Island's East Coast

Author
Christina Campbell,
Publish Date
Sat, 28 May 2016, 6:58PM

Earth rattles twice on North Island's East Coast

Author
Christina Campbell,
Publish Date
Sat, 28 May 2016, 6:58PM

Two shakes for the East Coast this evening.

A 3.7 magnitude quake, centred 15km south east of Opotiki, hit the area just after 5.40pm.

It was 68 kilometres deep and GNS described its intensity as weak.

Then three minutes later there was a 4.2 magnitude earthquake centred 20km north of Matawai between Gisborne and Opotiki.

It was only six kilometres deep and was described as strong.