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Thousands have reportedly felt a 5.1 magnitude earthquake across the North Island. It occurred at 1.04am.
GeoNet reports the quake struck 10km southeast of Tokoroa. The epicentre was about 53.5km from Taupō.
Shaking was reported to be at an intensity of light and 160km deep.
Over 2,700 reports were submitted in response to the shake with most being in the lower North Island.
It was reported to be a ‘deep quake' which are usually felt widely but not close to their epicentre.
M4.5 quake causing weak shaking near Tokoroa https://t.co/c8q8XddTZP
— GeoNet (@geonet) August 1, 2021
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