21 Mar 2012

4.6 quake in Gisborne

8:23 am on 21 March 2012

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Gisborne region just before 6am on Wednesday.

GNS Science says the quake was centred 40km north-east of Te Araroa at a depth of 33km.

The tremor is ikely to have been felt throughout the upper North Island.