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Did you feel it? Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles lower North Island

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck this morning near Ohakune about 9.43am.

GeoNet reports the quake was centred 5km to the northeast of the alpine town and happened at a depth of 84km.

More than 1000 people reported feeling the quake on the Geonet website, including reports from Hamilton, New Plymouth, Napier and Wellington.

A map showing the epicentre of an earthquake near Ohakune on July 11 2018.
A map showing the epicentre of an earthquake near Ohakune on July 11 2018. Source: Geonet/1 NEWS Graphic


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