24 Oct 2019

Magnitude 5.6 quake felt near Milford Sound

10:24 pm on 24 October 2019

A 5.6 magnitude quake hit 40 km west of Milford Sound just before 10pm today.

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Photo: GeoNet

GeoNet said it was 5km deep and was reported as being felt by more than 2000 people.

It was followed seven minutes later by a magnitude 4 quake, at a depth of 5km, in the same area.

The second shake was initially reported as magnitude 3.5 and later revised.