Top of South Island rocked by flurry of early morning earthquakes

A magnitude 4.6 quake struck near St Arnaud early on Thursday.
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A magnitude 4.6 quake struck near St Arnaud early on Thursday.

A strong earthquake shook up the top of the South Island early on Thursday, followed by a string of aftershocks.

GeoNet said the 4.6 magnitude quake struck at 4.13am, centred 30km northeast of St Arnaud at a depth of 7km. Felt reports were received from 323 people by 5.30am.

That quake was followed by a magnitude 4.0 quake in the same area at 4.51am at a depth of 21km, then a magnitude 3.0 at 10km depth, a magnitude 3.3 shake at a depth of 10km at 5.11am, and a magnitude 3.6 aftershock at 5.34am at a depth of 13km.

 

 

 

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