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Moderate earthquake hits Bay of Plenty

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/01/2017

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has rocked eastern Bay of Plenty.

The quake struck off the coast at 10am on Monday, 15km south-west of Te Kaha at a depth of 40km, GeoNet says.

Almost 900 people registered feeling the quake on GeoNet's website.

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