Quake off Southland coast

20:09, Jan 28 2014

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck 85km west of Snares Islands, 235 km south-west of Tuatapere, Southland, tonight.

The "severe" quake rumbled in at 8.54pm and was at a depth of 5km, according to GeoNet.

Police communications said there had been no reports of damage.

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