An earthquake located near Gisborne has been felt by close to 800 people across the North Island, mainly around the East Coast of the North Island and the Bay of Plenty.
A map showing the approximate location of an earthquake near Gisborne on April 19 2017.
Source: 1 NEWS
The quake struck at 3.08pm today at a depth of 29km and a magnitude of 5.1.
GeoNet initially classed it as moderate, before upgrading it to strong.
It was located 25km south-east of Matawai, near Gisborne.