Strong earthquake hits Taranaki


Hundreds of people have reported feeling a strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake which struck Taranaki this morning.
The quake struck 10km north-west of Opunake at a depth of 14km just before 6am on Tuesday, GeoNet says. GeoNet has listed the quake as strong.
More than 2020 people reported feeling it, with more than 80 saying it was strong or
extreme. It was felt as far away as the top of the South Island. Several people took to Twitter to report feeling the shake.
“Well if you weren’t already awake, that will have done it. It was quite a shake,” Shona
Glentworth tweeted.
William Johnston wrote: “Heard that one coming. Rumble followed by an increasing sharp
roll.” Source: