6.5 Quake Rattles North Island
A “severe” earthquake has hit the east coast of the North Island this morning, being felt throughout most of the island.
The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at 11.33am, at a depth of 49km and 100km east of Te Araroa, Geonet reports.
The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management says there is no risk of a tsunami as a result of the quake.
More than 2000 people have reported feeling the quake.