22 Nov 2011

Another earthquake off east coast

11:25 am on 22 November 2011

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred off the east coast of North Island on Tuesday morning.

GNS Science says it was 12km deep and centred 200km northeast of Gisborne in the Kermadec Trench region, at 8.38am.

There have been three other earthquakes ranging between magnitude 4.9 and 5.8 since Friday.