Quake ripples Taranaki

03:16, Jul 28 2012

An earthquake measuring 4.1 hit just off the coast of South Taranaki about 2 hours after a 5.2 quake near Dannevirke shook the lower North Island.

GNS Science reported that the Taranaki quake "may have been felt in the North Island" when it struck at 9.37pm. The quake was 110km deep and was centred 10km south of Waverley.

The earlier quake happened at 6.57pm and was centred 30 kilometres south of Dannevirke at a depth of 30km, GNS Science said.

Senior Constable David Kirk of Pongaroa said a "hell of a thump" shook houses quite violently "for a few seconds".

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