Two earthquakes shake New Zealand overnight

  • 03/04/2024

Two small earthquakes rattled New Zealand overnight.

A 4.5 magnitude jolt about 55 kilometres south of Hokitika would've been an early wake-up call for those in the area.

It struck at a depth of five kilometres just after 5:30am on Wednesday.

At the time of publication, 58 people reported feeling the quake online at Geonet.

Hours earlier, the lower North Island felt a 3.7 magnitude earthquake about 10 kilometres west of Levin.

The quake was 31 kilometres deep and struck at 1:47am.

At the time of publication, 57 people reported feeling the jolt on Geonet.