Magnitude 5.9 earthquake felt across central North Island

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake felt across central North Island

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This morning a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the central North Island at 10.58am.

According to GeoNet, struck 30 kilometres southwest of Taumarunui and was recorded at a depth of 210km.

The quake was felt from Christchurch in the South Island all the way up to Auckland in the North Island.

Over 24,700 people reported feeling the shake on GeoNet's alert map. Most had been pinpointed within the central and lower North Island.

Out of the reports; 11,956 were submitted as Light, 2,824 Moderate and 243 Strong.

This type of shake is a deep quake and is usually widely felt across the country, but not close to the epicentre.

Image: SUPPLIED/GeoNet

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