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Moderate 4.5 quake near Whanganui

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/03/2016

Whanganui has been shaken by a moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake.

The quake occurred around 25 kilometres south-west of Whanganui on Thursday afternoon, just off the coast, at a depth of 36km.

There were at least 1100 reports of the earthquake ranging from light to moderate within 10 minutes of the event.

It was felt from Auckland to Christchurch with the majority of felt reports in and around Whanganui.

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