5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Detected 100 KM North Of White Island
Geological & Nuclear Sciences detected an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale occurred 100 kilometres north of White Island. The quake was felt from Bay Of Plenty to Wellington and no damage was expected.
The quake occurred at 4.55pm Monday.
Geological & Nuclear Sciences' data follows: Universal Time: 20 June 2005 at 04:55 NZ Standard Time: Monday, 20 June 2005 at 4:55 pm Latitude, Longitude: 36.67°S, 177.41°E Location: 100 km north of White Island Focal depth: 270 km Richter magnitude: 5.6 Felt from Bay of Plenty to Wellington. No damage expected.