'Light' quake felt in parts of South

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has been felt in parts of the South this evening.

Geonet reports the "light" quake was centred 45km northwest of Te Anau, at a depth of 64km.

The Otago Daily Times has heard reports the quake was felt in Queenstown, and Geonet says it may have been felt in other centres, including Alexandra, Gore and Milford Sound. 

Commenters on the ODT Facebook page have reported feeling the quake in Lawrence, Invercargill, and in parts of Dunedin.

 

Add a Comment

drivesouth-pow-generic-1.png

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter