Magnitude-4.9 earthquake widely felt across North Island

Geonet has reported a magnitude-4.9 earthquake this evening which was widely felt across the North Island.

Seismograph recording the seismic activity of an earthquake (file picture). Source:

The quake took place about 7.12pm 40km southeast of Turangi, at a depth of 45km.

Because of its central location, it was felt in a very wide area, from Whakatāne in Bay of Plenty, New Plymouth, Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo and Napier and Hastings.