Earthquakes felt in Cambridge

Update – 11.30am 4 January 2023 – A magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred 5km south of Te Aroha at Wed Jan 4 2023 11:21am.

GeoNet described it as moderate.

5.39am 4 January, 2023

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred 5 km south of Te Aroha, New Zealand at Wed Jan 4 2023 5:39am.

The quake was 6.7 kilometres deep and the intensity was severe close to the quake.

The quake was felt in Te Aroha, Cambridge and surrounding localities.

This was in the same spot as the M3.9 last week, and GeoNet received over 20k ‘felt’ reports. The quakes are likely on the same fault system, the area last having a strong quake in 1972 with the M4.9 Te Aroha earthquake.

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