Magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks Bay

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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has been recorded off the Bay of Plenty this morning.

It was recorded 850 km north-east of Whakatane and people throughout the Bay of Plenty have registered felt reports through GeoNet.

Updated, a moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred 850 km north-east of Whakatane at a depth of 366 km on...

Posted by Bay of Plenty Civil Defence on Monday, 1 February 2016

The quake was of moderate intensity.

A number of other earthquakes have also been felt in the Bay this morning, some of severe intensity.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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