Earthquakes strike overnight in Bay

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Earthquakes have been felt through the Bay of Plenty overnight, after two hit near White Island this morning.

The first earthquake struck 15kms south of White Island at 3.43am a depth of 10km. It reached a light magnitude level of 3.3.

It was followed by a second at 4.03am 15km south-east of White Island at a depth of 10km. This was also a light quake, measuring a magnitude of 3.1.

The quakes come after a series gently rattled parts of the wider Bay yesterday, including Murupapa, south of Rotorua, about 12pm and another early morning shake at White Island.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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