Almost 3,000 Kiwis in the upper South Island and lower North Island have reported feeling an earthquake that struck just before 8pm today.
Geonet says the 7:51pm quake struck 20 kilometres approximately 100km south of Nelson at a magnitude of 4.7.
It was 57km deep.
Geonet said 2,700 people had reported the tremor within 10 minutes. A majority of the reports experienced "weak" shaking.