Hundreds report feeling 'strong' 4.8 magnitude earthquake in southern Hawke's Bay

Hundreds of people have reported feeling a magnitude 4.8 earthquake in southern Hawke's Bay.

GeoNet said the quake happened 10km southeast of Pōrangahau at a depth of 15km at 6:54pm on Thursday.

GeoNet described the shaking as "strong", although most self-reports to the website said it was either "weak" or "light" shaking.

People quickly took to social media after the earthquake happened.

"Bit of a wobble there," one person said on Twitter.

"Good creak here in the house," another said.