Watch: The moment the earthquake struck New Zealand's Parliament

A strong earthquake has rattled much of New Zealand earlier on Tuesday afternoon - including Parliament, where MPs were gathered for Question Time.

National list MP Alfred Ngaro was addressing the House at the time, and you can see the camera trembling at the moment the earthquake struck.

Shortly after, Parliament was suspended for safety reasons, but has since resumed.

According to GeoNet, the earthquake struck 25km south-west of Taumaranui. It's currently measured as a magnitude 6.2, adjusted from an earlier report of 6.7.

It was at a depth of 207km, which is reasonably deep, but still caused moderate shaking at the surface.

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