7 Oct 2019

Quake felt widely in Bay of Plenty, East Coast

5:17 pm on 7 October 2019

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked the Bay of Plenty and East Coast regions this afternoon.

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Photo: Supplied / Geonet

Centred 20km north-west of Matawai, the quake was 43km deep, creating moderate shaking across eastern parts of the North Island.

According to Geonet, 2500 people say they felt the quake.