A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck NZ

Publish Date
Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 4:27PM


  • 6.2 magnitude earthquake, 25km south-west of Taumarunui
  • Felt widely around the lower North Island and upper South Island
  • No immediate reports of damage
  • Parliament temporarily suspended but now resumed
  • No tsunami threat

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck much of Aotearoa this afternoon. 

It was centered 25 kilometers south-west of Taumarunui, in the Manawatu region. 

The quake was widely felt with people in Wellington reporting it went on for around 30 seconds. 

Parliament was sitting when the earthquake struck, and the moment was caught on camera. Check out the moment the quake struck in the video above. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern posted about the incident on Twitter, and said that it was important to check on family and friends

READ MORE: Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Rocks New Zealand 

This earthquake is the largest earthquake since the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016, which killed two people. 

Videos of the earthquake have been posted to social media, with many people across the country feeling rattled by the earthquake. 

For the latest on news regarding the latest earthquake, visit nzherald.co.nz