22 Jul 2018

Earthquake widely felt both sides of the Cook Strait

4:31 pm on 22 July 2018

Thousands of people have reported feeling the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central New Zealand this afternoon.

The quake was centred 20 kilometres east of Nelson at a depth of 73 kilometres.

It was felt from Auckland to Christchurch, but was felt most strongly In Nelson, Marlborough and Wellington.

Reports are describing it as a short rolling quake, with GeoNet describing it as moderate.