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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!


K on 2/03/2023 9:10am

At 9:58pm in East Auckland lasting around 5 minutes

Ann on 2/02/2023 1:48pm

2.05 am felt in Tauranga .

Laura on 2/02/2023 1:08pm

Just felt a shake on waiheke island

Riz on 2/02/2023 1:07pm

Just felt an earthquake at 2am in South Auckland

LuLu on 3/01/2023 4:53pm

Was awake so felt several light shakes 5.20 ish. Enough to get up and check phone info.

Jasmin on 30/11/2022 6:06pm

Felt shaking which woke me in the early hours here on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Elaine on 18/11/2022 8:47pm

It was quite long and a good even woke me around 1 or 2 am this morning in cockle bay.

Sylvia on 1/10/2022 12:26pm

Yes, earthquake about 1.15 am in Auckland

Laurie on 1/10/2022 5:51am

Felt a shake5 mins ago in Mairangi bay

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