15 Nov 2008

Moderate quake felt in lower North Island

12:02 pm on 15 November 2008

A moderate earthquake was recorded near the North Island city of Rotorua early on Saturday.

The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, but occurred at a depth of 160km.

GNS Science says the quake occurred at 3.14am, 10 kilometres south of the city.

There have been no reports of damage from the quake, which was felt as far south as Wellington.