Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits New Zealand with hundreds feeling a shake 

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits New Zealand with hundreds feeling a shake

New Zealand has been rocked by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as hundreds of Kiwis report feeling a shake. 

The quake struck about 15km north-east of Tūrangi, on the North Island, at 12.23pm local time on Thursday, at a depth of 5km.

More than 1600 people have reported feeling the earthquake on the GeoNet website, with 37 nearby residents saying the shakes were ‘strong’. 

A second 3.8 magnitude quake struck nearby almost an hour later, 20k north-east of Tūrangi, at the same depth. 

New Zealanders have flocked to social media to describe the tremors they experienced. 

‘Woah, that was another decent shake!’ One woman wrote.

‘Wobble, wobble, wobble,’ another added.

More to come. 

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