To late last night the monitoring service GeoNet had reported two “moderate” earthquakes on the north eastern side of the South Island for the weekend.
Early on Saturday evening a 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred 15 kilometres north-east of Kaikoura – the seaside centre that was devastated by a major earthquake that also saw large buildings damaged in Wellington.
This latest quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres.
Yesterday morning at 8.40 am a 4.2 magnitude earthquake had its epicentre 5 km east of Seddon at the top of the South Island, a town that has suffered building damage in past earthquakes.
The Seddon quake was at a depth of 12 km.
GeoNet is a collaboration between the Earthquake Commission and GNS Science.
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