Thousands wake up to light earthquake south of North Island

6:44 am on 5 August 2021

A light 4.6 magnitude earthquake was reported about 30km west of Paraparaumu.

Paraparaumu quake

Photo: GeoNet

According to GeoNet the quake happened at 3.51am and at a depth of 33km.

There were nearly 6000 reports of the shake being felt.