Early morning shake

Last updated 16:12 19/01/2013

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A 4.7 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Nelson region just after 5am on Saturday morning.

Geonet said the earthquake was centred 65 kilometres northeast of French Pass at a depth of 93km.

It rated the shake's intensity as light.

There were no reports of damage, but some central Nelson residents described it as a sudden jolt.

The quake was felt in Wellington where some residents reported being shaken awake.

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