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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!


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

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

Geoff Wood on 15/01/2022 7:16am

yes it felt like a truck hitting the house, in the Waitakeres area

mary enoka on 12/01/2022 11:29am

Good rolling quake, Hastings, NZ. Approx 11.57pm. Good liquid like rolling.

Jo on 12/01/2022 11:13am

Yes loud rumble and shaking

Trevor on 12/01/2022 11:08am

Felt quake at 11:50 tonight. Bed rocked a little.

Janet on 12/01/2022 11:07am

Felt earthquake a few minutes before midnight tonight. It was making a bit of a rattling noise and seemed to come two waves. It was a reasonable shake and was quite sudden and moderately strong but nothing was disturbed in our house except our dogs who barked until it had ended.

Lavinia on 2/12/2021 5:18pm

Felt something, and could hear a low rumbling noise this morning just before 4.44am on 03.12.21 in Manukau, Auckland

Fiona on 20/10/2021 8:32am

Waimauku 2130hrs…3 times lasting 10-15 secs

Karl on 13/09/2021 8:50am

Earthquake felt in hobsonvile about 8.40pm

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