5.1 earthquake in North Island

  • 24/09/2015
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An earthquake measuring 5.1, centred in the Bay of Plenty, has been felt across a wide area.

The quake, at 6.57am today, was 25km southeast of Rotorua at a depth of 167km, GeoNet says.

The quake was felt by people around the North Island and it shook buildings in Wellington.

More than 1500 people registered felt reports.

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