A series of earthquakes has shaken the lower North Island
Three quakes in quick succession rocked Waipukurau in central
Hawkes Bay shortly after midnight, while a separate quake
shook close to Eketahuna a few hours later.
The strongest of the earthquakes hit a magnitude of 4 around
5km northeast of Waipukurau at 12.15am.
It was the second of three early morning quakes, rocking the
town at 12.10am with a magnitude of 2.4, and 12.28am at 2.5
magnitude. All three struck at a depth of between 10km and
More than 60 people reported they felt the strongest of the
three quakes to GeoNet, which described it as a moderate
Meanwhile, residents in Eketahuna also received a jolt to
wake them up this morning, with a 3.4 magnitude quake
striking at 7.22am.
It was centred at a depth of 28km.