Two earthquakes jolt Kaikoura, Taumarunui

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Photo / File photo/Thinkstock

A moderate earthquake has struck near Kaikoura this morning.

Geonet said the magnitude 4.4 quake occurred at 7.22am, and was centred 25km northeast of Kaikoura, at a depth of 20km.

The jolt was reported felt lightly in Kaikoura and Richmond.

Earlier a magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck at 7.17am, 20km east of Taumarunui, at a depth of 5km.

It was felt lightly around the Central Plateau.


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