A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the North Island's East Eape
The tremor hit at 6.16pm 140 kilometres north of Te Araroa and
was at a depth of 214 kilometres.
There have been no reports so far of any damage.
GeoNet within 45 minutes more
than 1300 people had reported that they had felt the quake.
A magnitude 3.9 quake was recorded at 8.19pm 35 km north of Te Araroa at a depth of 62 km.