Quakes strike off Tolaga Bay

TOM HUNT
Last updated 08:10 15/11/2012

Relevant offers

National

Girl who died after farm bike accident was bubbly, vivacious Search for Lucas Cochrane after teen disappears from friend's family function in Whitianga Auckland house prices not only the bane of buyers - renters suffer too Phil Goff still wants homeless housed in old Mt Eden prison Upsurge of abuse on mental health workers at Waikato DHB Fire crews attending a building fire in Auckland's CBD National Party MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi compares international students to 'faulty fridges' Man caught on camera prowling around Auckland couple's house as they slept Worker dies after being trapped under falling pallets in Auckland's Onehunga Flooding traps motorists in valley near Thames

A ''swarm'' of earthquakes rocked the East Cape last night, including one felt as far away as Wellington and Taranaki.

Between 8.15pm yesterday and 6.55am today, 15 quakes were recorded around the East Cape, many east of Tolaga Bay, Geonet duty seismologist Caroline Little said.

The largest, a 4.5 magnitude shake at 5.21am, east of Tolaga Bay, was felt in Lower Hutt and Taranaki, she said.

Among the 15 quakes was a light intensity 3.3 magnitude quake at 10.24pm last night, followed by a moderate intensity 3.6 quake at 4.40am today, both east of Tolaga Bay.

The cluster of quakes in the same subduction zone - especially those near Tolaga Bay - were described as a ''swarm'' of earthquakes.

It was impossible to say if more were coming, Little said.

There was no risk of tsunami as a result of the quakes. 

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content