One local says a 'yes' vote in last year's referendum would have resulted in more opportunity for Ruatoria locals.
Locals are disheartened by the prospect of more forestry in the area as the industry grows.
GNS Science describes it as a light earthquake.
They were related to a man who died in the same place last month.
Emergency services and a helicopter are on-site.
"These medals are recognition of the price that they paid."
The COVID-19 alert level change has seen Gisborne's sewerage system come under intense pressure.
Roads are still treacherous in the Gisborne and East Coast regions after weekend flooding.