Earthquakes over magnitude 4.0 - 1900 to 2021

Since records began, there have been 44 earthquakes recorded over a magnitude 4.0 within or 50 km distance from the Hauraki Gulf. 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 4.0 17 March 2013

The most felt earth occurred at 4:05 pm on 17 March 2013 when nearly 14,000 notified GeoNet that an earthquake had occurred. The epic centre of the quake was undwer Motutapu Island next to the Rangitoto volcano at a magnitude 4.0 and depth of 7 km. 

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Regional quake history