Forecast for 7 December 2013 - 9 December 2013

Quake activity may increase during the period. Magnitude 4+ risk areas are Seddon, Christchurch, Taupo. Magnitude 5+ risk areas are Northern Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, East Cape. Summary. December 8. Taranaki Bight 4.0 December 10. Fiordland 4.1 December 11. Kermadecs 4.8 & 4.8 December 12. Kermadecs 4.7 East Cape 4.5, Haast 4.6 Despite a heavy initial shock, driving conditions fizzed out and then annoyingly drifted back, late and after the forecast period had ended.... forecasting can never be an exact science.

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