Quakes give Wairoa 'good shakes'

Last updated 18:31 22/02/2013

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Several earthquakes have shaken a Hawke's Bay town this evening.

GeoNet said one quake, of 4.2 magnitude, hit at 5.46pm, 40km south-east of Wairoa.

The focal depth of the quake was 15km, and was of moderate intensity, said GeoNet.

A few minutes later, at 5.51pm, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit in the same area.

Several Twitter users felt the shake, with one user tweeting: "What's up wairoa 4 earthquakes in last half hour," and another saying "That's a couple of good shakes near Wairoa. Did no one in HB feel them?"

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