A strong 5.5 magnitude earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island.
The quake struck at a depth of 17 kilometres, 30 km east of Seddon on Thursday at 3.34pm local time.
Geonet says the quake, which has been listed as ‘severe’ could have been felt in Blenheim, French Pass, Martinborough, Paraparaumu, Picton, Seddon and Wellington.
M5.5 quake causing strong shaking near Seddon https://t.co/u7LGOSVTnm
— GeoNet (@geonet) December 29, 2016
There have been no reports of any injuries or damage.
You’d think we’d be used to all this shaking by now, but I’m not going to lie, my heart still jumps a little every time #eqnz
— Sarah (@sivasis_) December 29, 2016