4.8-magnitude quake felt across lower North Island

GeoNet says the 4.37am 4.8-magnitude earthquake was centred 10km southwest of Dannevirke, at a depth of 25km. Image: Geonet/

People across the lower North Island have reported feeling an early morning 4.8-magnitude earthquake, centred 10km southwest of Dannevirke.

The quake struck at 4.37am on Wednesday and was centred at a depth of 25km, GeoNet says.

Within a short time of the event it had received 2773 felt reports, a large number of them from Palmerston North.

Some reports also came in from Napier and Hastings and there were a few from Wellington.

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