Quake strikes lower North Island

A 4.9M quake struck near New Plymouth this afternoon. Image: Geonet

A magnitude 4.9 quake struck near New Plymouth this afternoon.

Geonet report that the quake struck at 2.35pm at a depth of 12km, 35km north of New Plymouth.

It was felt by over 3500 people with more than 2500 reporting it as light or weak.

 

A magnitude 4.7 quake struck at 10,56pm on Saturday night 30km north-west of Levin at a depth of 36km with more than 11000 people reporting it.

Both quakes were reported to have moderate shaking.

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