'Strong' magnitude 4.8 quake rattles central New Zealand

GeoNet says a 'strong' magnitude 4.8 earthquake has rattled central New Zealand this evening.

'Strong' magnitude 5.0 quake near Seddon Source: GeoNet

Over 2300 people reported feeling it on the GeoNet website.

The quake struck at 9.42pm at a depth of 11km.

It was centred 15km east of Seddon. 

Eleven minutes earlier a 4.5 magnitude quake hit near Paraparaumu.