9 Feb 2016

St Arnaud quake widely felt

2:44 pm on 9 February 2016

A magnitude 5.7 quake has hit near St Arnaud, in the Nelson region.

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The quake was centred 35km southeast of St Arnaud. Photo: Geonet

The quake hit at 1.39pm and was centred 35km southeast of St Arnaud, at a depth of 48km.

It was felt as far north as Otorohanga, in Waikato, and as far south as Waikari, in Otago.

There were no initial reports of damage.

A St John spokesperson said staff had not had any calls relating to the quake.