'Strong' 5.1 magnitude quake rattles Gisborne and Bay of Plenty

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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.

A map showing the approximate location of an earthquake near Gisborne on April 19 2017.

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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. 

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