Earthquake 5 On Richter Scale Hits Near Pongaroa
An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale occurred 40 kilometres south of Porangahau at 11:09am this morning. Geological & Nuclear Sciences reported that the quake had a focal depth of 12 kilometres and may have been felt in southern Hawke's Bay.
The following earthquake has been recorded by Geological & Nuclear Sciences:
Reference number: 2430546/G
Universal Time: 10 July 2005 at 23:09
NZ Standard Time: Monday, 11 July 2005 at 11:09 am
Latitude, Longitude: 40.59°S, 176.87°E
Location: 40 km south-east of Porangahau
Focal depth: 12 km
Richter magnitude: 5.0
Located off the east coast near Pongaroa. May have been felt in southern Hawkes Bay.