27 Sep 2020

Taumarunui hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

5:44 pm on 27 September 2020

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck the central North Island.

Taumarunui town.

Taumarunui town centre. Photo: Google Street View

GeoNet reports the quake struck at 4.47pm and was 23 kilometres deep with an epicentre 45 km south-west of Taumarunui.