16 May 2010

Series of small quakes in Bay of Plenty

12:48 pm on 16 May 2010

Earth tremors continue to be recorded in the Bay of Plenty.

GNS Science reported five quakes between about 9.30pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday around Whakatane, the largest of magnitude 3.5.

Four were 5km in depth. The other was 1km.

The latest quake was at 10.50am on Sunday, measuring 4.5 at a depth of 5km, 30km north-east of Matawai.