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Earthquakes over magnitude 4.0 - 1850 to 2022

Since records began, there have been 108 earthquakes recorded over a magnitude 4.0 within the Northland and Auckland region. The strongest earthquake recorded was on the Coromandel peninsular, 3rd June 1937 with a magnitude 5.5 at a depth of 25km, 20km SE of Whitianga.

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Most felt earthquake - Magnitude 5.1 - 4 January 2023

The most felt earth occurred at 5:39am on 4 January 2023 when over 20,000 notified GeoNet that an earthquake had occurred. The epicenter of the quake was 5 km south Te Aroha on the Kerepehi Fault at a magnitude 5.1 and depth of 7 km. 

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Regional quake history
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