New Zealand Hit By 6.2 Earthquake

"A bit of a wobble"

New Zealand Hit By 6.2 Earthquake

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck New Zealand's North Island.

Residents across the capital Wellington and in the city of New Plymouth were rattled by the 207km-deep tremor.

It was centred 25km southwest of Taumarunui and described as strong, according to GeoNet.

New Zealand's parliament, sitting at the time, was suspended after the prolonged rumble to allow for the precinct's buildings to be checked.

Tens of thousands of people across the centre of the country have reported feeling the shaking.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand said there had been no reports of damage and there is no tsunami risk, according to civil defence.

The quake did not seem to fuss residents, with Kim Wheeler telling it was a "storm in a tea cup". 

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