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75km NE of Whangarei

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Click for live recording of Hauraki Gulf Weather's seismometer below Takarunga Maunga:


Current earthquake swarm 26th December 2018 to 26th January 2022

An ongoing earthquake swarm 35km to 50km east of Whangarei Heads has had a total number of 115 earthquakes in the last 37 months. The largest quake in this sequence was a magnitude 4.1 on 10th February 2019. As a comparison, the next closest sized swarm in the Gulf occurred in 2007 with 13 shallow earthquakes over a 4 month period. Here is further information about the Northland earthquake swarm released by GeoNet on 14th February 2019

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