27 Jan 2018

Quake shakes lower North Island

4:34 pm on 27 January 2018

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has rattled parts of the lower North Island.

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The quake struck at 3.30 this afternoon and was centred 65 kilometres north of the French Pass at a depth of 124 kilometres.

GeoNet described the intensity of the shaking as light.

It recorded more than 4700 'felt' reports.