31 Aug 2012

5.3 quake on West Coast

8:31 am on 31 August 2012

A shallow 5.3-magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Haast.

GNS says the earthquake struck at 7:38 am on Friday.

It was at a depth of 5km and was centred 40km south-west of Haast.

There were no immediate reports of damage.