1 Oct 2011

5.8 quake off North Island coast

8:19 am on 1 October 2011

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has struck 160 kilometres north-east of Whakatane.

GeoNet says the quake was recorded at 11.42pm on Friday at a depth of 160 kilometres.

It was felt from Bay of Plenty to Hawke's Bay.