26 Jul 2016

Small quake hits near Waipukurau

9:38 pm on 26 July 2016

A Hatuma resident felt a rumble sweeping through his home as a small earthquake hit the East Coast of the lower North Island.

GeoNet said a 4.4 magnitude quake was reported at 8pm east of Waipukurau, at a depth of 50km.

The Fire Service has received no reports of damage.

Hatuma resident John McCormick said he heard a rumble coming from over the hills, and then felt his room begin to shake.

Mr McCormick said nothing in his house was broken.