Light quakes rock the Bay

An earthquake was recorded near Te Kaha around midnight. Image: GeoNet.

A series of either light or unnoticeable earthquakes have been recorded by GeoNet in the Bay of Plenty overnight.

A 2.7 magnitude quake hit south-east of Murupara around 4.35pm and was later followed by a 3.8 earthquake near Te Kaha just after midnight.

Both earthquakes were relatively shallow with the Murupara one having a focal depth of 12km and the Te Kaha earthquake being 38km deep.

GeoNet has recorded a number of other earthquakes overnight, one being in Rotorua around 11.30pm, another near Murupara at 2am and a 2.3 off the shores of White Island around 3.45am.

These have all been labelled ‘unnoticeable' by GeoNet.



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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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