Magnitude 5.9 earthquake felt across central North Island

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake felt across central North Island

This morning a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the central North Island at 10.58am. According to GeoNet, struck 30 kilometres southwest of Taumarunui and was recorded at a depth of 210km. The quake was felt from Christchurch in the South Island all the way up to Auckland in the North Island....

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Stratford shakes most of lower North Island

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Stratford shakes most of lower North Island

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has shaken most of the lower North Island, Thursday. The quake struck at around 1.10pm 40k east of Stratford and struck at a depth of 200k. It was reportedly felt widely across the Wellington, Manawatū/Wanganui and Taranaki regions. Over 680 people reported feeling it. Weak being...

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Early morning 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Paraparaumu, felt by thousands

Early morning 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Paraparaumu, felt by thousands

Thousands have reportedly felt a 4.6 magnitude earthquake that struck just off the coast of Paraparaumu. It occurred at 3.51am on Thursday. GeoNet reports the quake struck 30km west of Paraparaumu. Shaking was reported to be at an intensity of light and 33km deep. Over 5,900 reports were submitted in...

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Thousands feel ‘deep’ 5.1 magnitude earthquake across lower North Island

Thousands feel ‘deep’ 5.1 magnitude earthquake across lower North Island

Thousands have reportedly felt a 5.1 magnitude earthquake across the North Island. It occurred at 1.04am. GeoNet reports the quake struck 10km southeast of Tokoroa. The epicentre was about 53.5km from Taupō. Shaking was reported to be at an intensity of light and 160km deep. Over 2,700 reports were submitted...

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No Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

No Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck near the Alaska Peninsula on Thursday evening at 6.16pm NZST, and authorities in New Zealand keept a close eye on developments. The National Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defense) responded promptly to the quake and assessed whether there was a tsunami risk to the country. The...

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‘Moderate’ Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake abruptly strikes Christchurch

‘Moderate’ Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake abruptly strikes Christchurch

GeoNet reports that a magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook the majority of Christchurch and surrounding areas during the afternoon of Wednesday at 1.49pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 7 km and struck about 5 km south-west of the city. Thousands of residents reported feeling it as being a ‘moderate'...

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Thousands report feeling Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Christchurch

Thousands report feeling Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Christchurch

GeoNet reports that a magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook north-east of Christchurch and surrounding areas in the South Island during the evening of Monday at 9.47pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 9 km and struck about 20 km north-east of the city out at sea. Many thousands reported feeling...

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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake strikes lower South Island

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake strikes lower South Island

GeoNet reports a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Monday afternoon at 4.09pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km and struck about 70 km west of Te Anau. Many had reported feeling it mostly in the Napier area, being a...

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Many feel Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Waipukurau, Person reports ‘hearing it’ in Napier

Many feel Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Waipukurau, Person reports ‘hearing it’ in Napier

GeoNet reports a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that had abruptly shaken the Eastern part of the North Island and surrounding areas on Sunday evening at 5.55 pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 31 km and struck about 10 km east of Waipukurau. Many had reported feeling it mostly in...

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Early morning magnitude 4.5 Earthquake strikes North of White Island

Early morning magnitude 4.5 Earthquake strikes North of White Island

GeoNet reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that shook Northeastern parts of the North Island and surrounding areas on Thursday morning at around 7:33 am. The quake occurred North of White Island at a depth of 136 km and struck about 70 km north-west of Te Kaha More than 200 people...

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