22 Mar 2009

Quake of 5.7 magnitude in Bay of Plenty

10:59 am on 22 March 2009

An earthquake has been recorded in the Bay of Plenty.

The quake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, was centred 30 kilometres northwest of Whakatane at 9.28am on Sunday.

It was at a depth of 160 kilometres, though GNS Science estimates it was still felt widely in the North Island.