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Hundreds feel magnitude 4.7 earthquake centred near Gisborne

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has caused "moderate" shaking south of Gisborne this afternoon.

Felt map for earthquake south of Gisborne. March 15, 2021. Source: GeoNet

GeoNet says the earthquake struck 25km south of Gisborne at 2:12pm.

The quake was 30km deep and according to GeoNet the shaking was "moderate". 

Just over 1200 people have reported feeling the quake, with most listing it as "light" shaking.

The earthquake was centred just offshore of the east coast south of Gisborne.