15 Mar 2012

Quakes felt in Southland

11:51 am on 15 March 2012

Two earthquakes have been felt in Southland

A 5.4-magnitude tremor centred offshore occurred at 8.07am on Thursday.

It was centred 130 kilometres west of Te Anau, and was 33 kilometres deep.

A second tremor, of 4.4 magnitude, occurred nearby at 8.42am.

It was centred 150 kilometres west of Te Anau at a depth of 30 kilometres.