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19 Mar 2018 23:46
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Hawke's Bay quake rattles North Island

    A magnitude-5 earthquake in the Hawke's Bay, which Geonet describes as moderate, as been felt by thousands around the lower North Island.

    A magnitude-5 earthquake centred in Hawke's Bay has rattled the lower North Island.

    The quake struck 10km west of Waipukurau at a depth of 40km just before 8.45pm on Sunday, according to Geonet.

    It was felt throughout the Hawke's Bay, down to Wellington and as far west as Taranaki.

    Geonet described the tremor as moderate while more than 5500 people reported feeling it with the majority saying it was weak or light.


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