Strong 4.8 quake near Te Aroha rattles North Island


2023-02-02 21:27:05

Geonet map showing reports of quake felt through central North Island.

Thousands of people in the central North Island reported feeling the 4.8 magnitude quake.
Photo: Geonet

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Te Aroha shook the central North Island overnight.

Geonet reports the quake at 2.02am was centred 5km south of Te Aroha and was 6km deep.

The early morning shake was followed by aftershocks with the largest a 2.5-magnitude quake at 3.08am.

More than 11,000 people reported feeling the jolt quake particularly in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland.

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