A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in the lower North Island.
The quake hit 15km west of Pongaroa in the Tararua District, at a depth of 25km, at 12.36pm today.
GeoNet described the quake as moderate. It was felt from Whanganui to Southland.
M4.7 quake causing moderate shaking near Pongaroa https://t.co/QsLD15G8Av— GeoNet (@geonet) December 29, 2015