Minor quake hits Palmerston North

19:13, Feb 03 2013

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was felt near Palmerston North on Saturday afternoon.

GeoNet reported the quake hitting just before 3pm, at a depth of 67km, 5km south of Hunterville.

The quake was widely felt, with 227 people across the Manawatu-Whanganui area reporting they it affected them by 4.30pm.

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