Minor shakes mark anniversary

21:21, Jul 20 2014

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.


The Marlborough Express