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'Severe' quake hits central NZ

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/12/2016

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken central New Zealand.

The "severe" tremor hit at 3.34pm on Thursday and was centred 35km east of Seddon and at a depth of 17km.

It was felt from Christchurch through to the central North Island, according to reports from Geonet.

The Fire Service says it has had no reports of damage.

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