Quake rattles central North Island
Thousands have reported feeling a 4.6-magnitude earthquake that struck near Palmerston North.
The tremor hit 15 kilometres south of Dannevirke at a depth of 33km, according to GeoNet.
It was felt widely throughout the lower North Island, when it hit at 7.40pm.
M4.6 quake causing light shaking near Pongaroa https://t.co/hEw0dnN4Ms— GeoNet (@geonet) August 19, 2017
That was a good strong jolt here in the Manawatu! Could hear it coming before it hit.#eqnz— Craig Oliver (@craigtheoliver) August 19, 2017
Just a wee jolt on a Saturday night #eqnz— Nicola Stone (@nastone72) August 19, 2017
#eqnz in Palmy. Decent sharp shock n shake (still going)— Jonathan Marshall (@jmarshallnz) August 19, 2017