GeoNet reports a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Monday afternoon at 4.09pm.
The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km and struck about 70 km west of Te Anau.
Many had reported feeling it mostly in the Napier area, being a ‘light' or ‘weak' shake.
M5.0 quake causing light shaking near Te Anau https://t.co/P8AVB84uTf
— GeoNet (@geonet) May 31, 2021
One person took to Twitter, saying it was a ‘good jolt' while they were waiting to pick their daughter up.
“Felt this in the ute while waiting to pick daughter up off the bus, good jolt,” they wrote.
Felt this in the ute while waiting to pick daughter up off the bus, good jolt. https://t.co/nwhwTLizqz
— Blocka ?? (@blairdrysdale77) May 31, 2021
Yesterday a magnitude 4.2 quake struck on the Eastern side of the North Island.
Many people reported feeling it and hearing it in Napier and surrounding areas.
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