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5.3 quake hits Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa

An earthquake measuring 5.3 has rattled the eastern North Island this afternoon.

GeoNet says the quake was 80kms south of Hastings, or 10kms south east of Porangahau and was at a depth of 20kms.

It was felt across Hawkes Bay.

GeoNet says it’s possible there’s minor damage near the epicentre.

No reports of damage have yet been reported.


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