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23 Sep 2020 10:42
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A magnitude 5.4 earthquake off the coast of Paraparaumu has broken a GeoNet record for the most "felt reports" the agency has ever received

    A magnitude 5.4 earthquake off the coast of Paraparaumu has broken a GeoNet record for the most "felt reports" the agency has ever received



    The shake occurred just before midnight last night and was reported by more than 26-and-a-half thousand people from Christchurch to Auckland.

    It was the second quake recorded off the West Coast of the North Island last night.

    Just a few hours earlier a magnitude 4.7 jolt was felt by more than 3700 people.

    The previous record holder was the powerful 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, which received just over 15-and-a-half thousand felt reports.

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