M 5.4 Lake Rotoma Sun, Jul 18 2004

This earthquake shook up the Bay of Plenty area in July 2004.

This earthquake was the largest of a swarm that affected the Lake Rotoehu area in July 2004. It caused severe damage to buildings and services in the Lake Rotoehu and Lake Rotoma areas and widespread minor damage throughout the Bay of Plenty. It triggered numerous landslides and was felt from Waikato to the Bay of Plenty.