Thousands of people have reported feeling a deep 5.5 quake that struck near Taupo today.
The jolt at 12.42pm struck 10km north-east of Taupo at a depth of 110 kilometres.
Taupo Police told ONE News they had not received any reports of damage.
Within half an hour of the jolt, nearly 4000 reports of people feeling the quake had been posted on the GeoNet website.
People posted on the ONE News Facebook page that the quake had been felt as far afield as Wellington, Nelson and Blenheim.
Karen Lever Farrell commented on the ONE News Facebook page: "I just felt the biggest earthquake I have ever felt since my 2 years in Taupo."
Kaye Bassett Millar posted: "That was felt over here in Akaroa
Not only by me but others as well Was Quite noisy and a bit of a
Prince Kami Wolf said he was in Wellington on the second floor of a warehouse and "man did it rattle".
Meanwhile, another quake has struck the North Island today.
The 3.5 magnitude quake hit at 1.27pm 15km east of Te Araroa.
It was at a depth of 27km.