Sunday, November 29, 2015

Two earthquakes shake Southland

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 50km north-west of Tuatapere on Sunday.

Two earthquakes rocked western Southland on Sunday.

GeoNet recorded a 4.3 magnitude earthquake 50km north-west of Tuatapere in western Southland at 12.55pm. It was at a depth of 55km and recorded as being of "light" intensity.

People as across the south reported feeling the shake, including some in Invercargill and on Stewart Island.

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck 30km north-west of Te Anau on Sunday.

At 6.03pm, a 3.9 magnitude quake was recorded 30km north-west of Te Anau. It was 51km deep.

The earthquakes on Sunday came two weeks after a trio of tremors shook western Southland in the space of five hours, the strongest measuring 4.6.

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