An aftershock from last year's quake has jolted Eketahuna tonight.
The magnitude 4.3 quake occurred just before 8pm. It was centred 20 km south-west of Pongaroa, and was 47 km deep.
GNS Science seismologist Caroline Holden said the shake would have been a "sharp jolt" but the quake was likely to been too deep to have caused damage.
The Eketahuna area suffered damage from a magnitude 6.3 quake in January. Holden said tonight's shake was likely to be connected.
"The timing and the location means it's likely to be an aftershock."
- The Dominion Post