Magnitude 5.8 earthquake shakes Invercargill followed by sharp 5.0 earthquake in Wellington

Publish Date
Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 2:47PM
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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck south-west of Invercargill.

Wellington has also experienced a sharp 5.0 earthquake.

The 5.0 moderate quake hit at a depth of 31km and 30km northeast of Seddon.

The quake has been revised to a depth of 17km, according to Geonet.

Earlier, Geonet said the quake caused "moderate shaking'' near Invercargill.

It was initially classified as a strong quake, but has since been classified as moderate.

It hit 585km south-west of Invercargill at a depth of 12km.

The quake may have been felt in Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill, Lumsden, Roxburgh, Te Anau and Tuatapere, GeoNet said.

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This article was first published on NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.