30 Aug 2011

Three quakes in Bay of Plenty

8:38 am on 30 August 2011

Three shallow quakes have been recorded in Bay of Plenty on Tuesday.

The first, at 7.11am, was 4.4-magnitude, at a depth of three kilometres and located 20 kilometres north-west of Matata.

GeoNet says it was felt widely along the Bay of Plenty coast.

That was followed within five minutes by a 3.3 jolt and one of 2.9 magnitude.