Minor shakes mark anniversary

Last updated 09:21 21/07/2014

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Two small earthquakes were recorded in Marlborough last night, on the eve of the first anniversary of the first big quake last year.

The first was at 5.05pm, measuring magnitude 2 at 8km deep within 5km of Seddon. This was followed at 9.22pm, when a magnitude 4 quake struck 25km east of French Pass. It was seated at 59km deep and was rated as light.

A further quake was recorded by Geonet early this morning, with one of 2.4 5km east of Seddon, at a depth of 14km. The Geonet website shows clusters of minor earthquakes are not unusual in the region.

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- The Marlborough Express

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