Earthquakes rattle BOP

Interactive Map showing quake location and reported shaking. Image: GeoNet.

Bay of Plenty residents may have had a rocky start this morning, after two earthquakes hit the region.

The first quake hit within 5km of Rotorua at 3.48am.

According to GeoNet, it had a focal depth of 5km and was a magnitude 2.3.

The second one also struck near Rotorua, this time at 7.12am.

GeoNet says it had a focal depth of 4km and was a magnitude 2.1.

Both earthquakes have been described as “weak” intensity.

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