New Zealand rocked by 5.1 magnitude quake

Parts of New Zealand’s North Island have been woken by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake this morning.

According to GeoNet, the quake hit at 6.47am local time on Thursday, and was centred 25km southeast of Rotorua, at a depth of 167km.

Local media is reporting that more than 2400 people, from Auckland to Southland, had reported feeling the quake by 7.30am.


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Workers in Wellington city offices felt the shaking.

There have been no reports of damage.

Residents have been warned of possible aftershocks in the region.

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