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Rare earthquake jolts Auckland – Read comments

A small but moderately felt earthquake has jolted Auckland tonight.

According to GeoNet the earthquake was only 2.9 on the Richter Scale but was just 9kms deep, centred 10kms east of Auckland.

The earthquake was widely felt across highrise buildings in the CBD and across other central suburbs.

While the earthquake was tiny compared to the aftershocks in Christchurch, it’s the rareness of earthquakes in Auckland that will make it a headline story.


Did you feel tonight’s earthquake?  Post your suburb and comment below!


Amber-Claire White on 5/05/2022 12:17pm

Felt and still feeling little rumbles up in Red Beach, Whangaparaoa

Dean Foster on 28/02/2022 10:40am

felt bed shaking in drury 11:25pm

Chloris on 21/02/2022 6:43pm

Felt in St.heliers bed was moving it woke me up.

Namya on 22/02/2022 7:44pm

Must’ve been a slow moving quake – took you almost 12 years to feel it. Look at the date of this news story lol!!!!

Marc-Austin Tampharne on 16/04/2022 10:29am

Mate, I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. Thank you

Karen Stephen on 19/02/2022 2:41pm

Felt in Torbay

Rosemary Weir on 15/02/2022 8:05am


Heather Elliott on 11/02/2022 10:04am

Felt it in Browns Bay. No mistaking an earthquake.

Elose Hillier on 25/01/2022 10:09am

Half Moon Bay
Shook the top floor of our home quite violently as it rumbled through

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