A series of earthquakes has shaken the Gisborne region this morning.
GeoNet has reported that four earthquakes hit between 1am and 2am, in the Tolaga Bay area.
According to GeoNet, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred at 1.13am. It was located around 50km east of Tolaga Bay, and had a depth of 19km.
Around six minutes later, a second quake, with a magnitude of 3.8, hit 40 km east of Tolaga Bay
A little later, at 1.49am GeoNet reported a 3.4 magnitude shake in the same area.
And at 1.55am, a magnitude 4 quake, with a depth of 20km was reported.
There were five early reports of earthquakes being felt in the