New Zealand rocked by 6.5 magnitude quake

AN undersea 6.5 magnitude earthquake off New Zealand has reportedly been widely felt around the North Island.

The quake struck about 150km off the coast about 10.37am (NZDT) on Monday.

Some experts claim the severe tremor was about 31km underground and although there is a tsunami warning, they claim it is highly unlikely.


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So far there are no reports of extensive damage, just people feeling light jolts.

Photo: GeoNet aerial map shows the location of the earthquake (red dot) and the areas it was felt (3,226 reports)

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