22 May 2016

Greymouth shaken by shallow quake

2:32 pm on 22 May 2016

The West Coast was jolted by a moderate earthquake at 9.43 this morning.

It was centred 20 kilometres northeast of Greymouth.

Geonet said the magnitude 3.6 quake was only 5km deep.

One Greymouth resident described the quake as short and sharp.