Magnitude-5.2 quake rattles lower North Island

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has rattled the lower North Island and the top of the South Island this morning.

Seismograph recording the seismic activity of an earthquake (file picture). Source:

GeoNet reported the quake took place at 1.43am about 35km West of Ohakune at a depth of 127km.

Over 3000 people have so far reported feeling the earthquake via GeoNet, with most reporting weak to light shaking.