Aftershock rattles Eketahuna

OLIVIA WANNAN
Last updated 21:17 16/05/2014

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An aftershock from last year's quake has jolted Eketahuna tonight.

The magnitude 4.3 quake occurred just before 8pm. It was centred 20 km south-west of Pongaroa, and was 47 km deep.

GNS Science seismologist Caroline Holden said the shake would have been a "sharp jolt" but the quake was likely to been too deep to have caused damage.

The Eketahuna area suffered damage from a magnitude 6.3 quake in January. Holden said tonight's shake was likely to be connected.

"The timing and the location means it's likely to be an aftershock."

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