25 Jan 2012

Earthquake felt in south of South Island

9:02 pm on 25 January 2012

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was felt in the south of the South Island on Wednesday.

GNS Science says the quake occurred just after 7pm and was centred 190 kms south-west of Tuatapere at a depth of 15 kms.

Last week, a 5.8 was recorded in the same area and was followed by a series of aftershocks ranging from magnitude 3 to magnitude 4.8.