Moderate earthquake near Te Anau

A moderate earthquake has occurred near Te Anau.

The quake had a magnitude of 5.6, reports Geonet.

It occurred 40km north of Te Anau and was 67km deep.

Around 3000 people reported feeling the quake.

"Bit of a shake for those in Southland this morning with a M5.6 earthquake 40km north of Te Anau," Geonet said. "We have had close to 3000 people reporting feeling the deep quake, which is in a similar spot to the M5.0 on the 18th of April."

Various people also took to Twitter to report the "wee shake".

The quake struck at 10:52am.