Strong quake near Seddon
A severe magnitude 5.3 quake has hit near Seddon.
Hitting after midnight on Friday morning, at 12.17am, the quake struck at a depth of 13km.
It was felt across the upper South Island, and lower North Island, with thousands of felt reports being made to Geonet within minutes of it hitting.
The quake hit 20km south-west of Seddon.
It was followed by a smaller, magnitude 3.1 quake.
The quake was felt strongly in the capital, with various people quickly posting on social media about the shake.
NZ Civil Defence quickly reminded people to drop, cover and hold during an earthquake.
If someone is in bed during an earthquake, they should stay in bed, cover their head with a pillow and hold on, NZ Civil Defence added in a social media post.
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