4 Jan 2020

Magnitude 5.5 quake off coast of Coromandel Peninsula

9:53 pm on 4 January 2020

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has been felt by at least 1500 people tonight.

The quake at 8.18pm was centred 105km north-east of Whangamata at a depth of 309km.

Social media users, some as far away as Wellington, say they felt a light shaking.