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Bay of Plenty woken by moderate quake

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/01/2017

Those in the Bay of Plenty hoping to have a sleep on Saturday morning were out of luck, with hundreds reporting being woken by an earthquake just before 6am.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck 15km west of Te Kaha at 5.46am, according to GeoNet,. It was 29km deep.

More than 300 people reported to the GeoNet website that they felt the jolt, not just in the Bay but as far as Auckland and Nelson.

It's officially being classed as a "moderate" quake, but most on the website say it felt light.

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