4.4-magnitude quake shakes Hawkes Bay

Photo / Thinkstock
Photo / Thinkstock

Residents have reported being mildly shaken by an earthquake near Wairoa in the Hawkes Bay tonight.

The magnitude 4.4 quake, centered 20km northwest of the town, hit just before 7pm, GeoNet reported.

It had a depth of 5km.

Five residents in the area reported feeling slight or weak shaking, said the website.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2015, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 09 Oct 2015 13:26:49 Processing Time: 576ms