25 Mar 2011

Quake shakes Gisborne district

10:16 pm on 25 March 2011

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has struck the east coast of the North Island about 10km north-west of Tokomaru Bay in the Gisborne district.

GNS Science says the quake occurred at 9.39pm on Friday at a depth of 60km.

The shaking would have been felt widely on the Raukumara Peninsula, it says.