4.3-magnitude quake rattles Arthur's Pass

GeoNet described the shaking as "moderate".
GeoNet described the shaking as "moderate". Photo credit: File

A shallow 4.3-magnitude earthquake has caused shakes just north-east of Arthur's Pass in the South Island.

The quake struck 22km below the Earth's surface, which is considered a shallow depth.

GeoNet described the shaking as "moderate".

Forty people have already reported feeling the quake on GeoNet's website, though all felt reports have been in the 'weak' or 'light' categories.

The tremor reportedly happened at 12:13pm on Friday afternoon.

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