31 May 2020

Taranaki shaken by magnitude 4.9 earthquake

2:53 pm on 31 May 2020

Thousands of New Zealanders have reported feeling the 4.9 earthquake that struck 35 km north of New Plymouth this afternoon.

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Photo: GeoNet

GeoNet rated the earthquake as a "moderate" shake, centered at a depth of 11km.

More than 3500 people reported feeling the earthquake on the GeoNet website withinth a few minutes.