Earthquakes In Hawke’s Bay

Two earthquakes rocked the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand today, the first at 4.18pm measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and the second was at 8.25pm and measured 4.3.

Data from Geonet :

Reference Number 3369346/G
Universal Time September 9 2010 at 4:18
NZ Standard Time Thursday, September 9 2010 at 4:18 pm
Latitude, Longitude 40.40°S, 176.73°E
Focal Depth 20 km
Richter magnitude 5.3
Region Hawke’s Bay
Location 10 km south-east of Porangahau, 50 km south of Waipukurau, 80 km south of Hastings, 190 km north-east of Wellington

Reference Number 3369436/G
Universal Time September 9 2010 at 8:25
NZ Standard Time Thursday, September 9 2010 at 8:25 pm
Latitude, Longitude 40.41°S, 176.73°E
Focal Depth 25 km
Richter magnitude 4.3
Region Hawke’s Bay
Location 20 km south-east of Porangahau, 50 km south of Waipukurau, 80 km south of Hastings, 190 km north-east of Wellington

Ruapehu Volcano

Ruapehu is still at alert level one, which it has been at for some time. However, the quake drum appears to be out of service. Here are today’s and yesterday’s drum traces:

Ruapehu Volcano Quake Drum 9 Sept 2010

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