Two earthquakes hit the South Island overnight.
A 4.9 magnitude quake struck at 2.35am.
The quake, rated 'severe' by Geonet, was centred 25km south-east of Arthurs Pass and was relatively shallow at 8km.
About an hour later, a 4.3 magnitude shake struck 15km east of Seddon.
The second quake was at a depth of 15km.
I'm pretty much near the epicenter. Thank God it didn't escalated. #eqnz— Emir Hartato (@emirhartato) February 23, 2017
How you doing there in SouthIs, NZ #eqnz ? 4.8 isn't small— SRPassesItOn (@SallyRMelb) February 23, 2017
Another shock... #eqnz— Sandeep Sethi (@s_sethi86) February 23, 2017