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Earthquake felt in WBOP

The earthquake has reported to have been felt in Katikati. Image: GeoNet.

People are reporting feeling an earthquake in the Western Bay of Plenty this morning.

Several people have posted to the Katikati Area Road Info Facebook page saying they have felt the quake.

GeoNet says an earthquake hit 25km south-west of Tauranga at 7.35am.

It had a magnitude of 2.6 and a focal depth of 238km.

While GeoNet describes the quality as best, the organisation says the shaking may have been unnoticeable for some.

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