13 Apr 2010

Quakes recorded off East Coast

5:06 pm on 13 April 2010

Two earthquakes have been recorded off the East Coast of the North Island on Tuesday.

A magnitude 4.5 quake struck at 1.39pm, 40km south-east of Tolaga Bay and at a depth of 33km.

GNS Science says the quake would have also been felt in the Hawke's Bay region.

Another quake measuring 4.3 was recorded 30km south-east of Tolaga Bay at a depth of 33km at 10.29am.