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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake in New Zealand

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/05/2017

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake centered near Blenheim in the South Island has been recorded.

The quake centred 10km northeast of Blenheim occurred at 7.53pm on Saturday, GeoNet says.

The Fire Service says there are no initial reports of damage.

Within 10 minutes of the quake nearly 3000 people had reported online that they had felt it.

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