Scoop Report: Earthquake Rocks Matata and Bay Of Plenty
An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale occurred five kilometers from Matata and was felt throughout the Bay Of Plenty.
The Earthquake was shallow with a focal depth of 8 kilometers beneath the earth’s surface.
GNS details follow:
Universal Time: 13 June 2005 at 03:18
NZ Standard Time: Monday, 13 June 2005 at 3:18 pm
Latitude, Longitude: 37.87°S, 176.74°E
Location: Within 5 km of Matata
Focal depth: 8 km
Richter magnitude: 4.2
Felt in Matata, Kawerau, Edgecumbe and Whakatane.