6.1M quake strikes off east coast of North Island

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the East Coast, with people feeling it across most of the North Island.

The earthquake was recorded 120 km east of Te Araroa at 7.37pm.

GeoNet is reporting it was at a depth of 33 km and described the shaking as moderate.

A total of 7807 felt reports have been recorded by GeoNet with seven of those reported as extreme.

GeoNet tweeted, “A second Easter Monday earthquake, this one a M6.1 in the East Cape region. 

“This was widely felt in the North Island and we have received over 7000 felt reports.”

GeoNet says the quake was likely to be an aftershock to the 7.3 magnitude East Cape quake on March 5.

Image: GeoNet.

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