The 4.8 magnitude quake struck 20km southwest of Cheviot at 10.19am. Photo / GeoNet.org.nz
The 4.8 magnitude quake struck 20km southwest of Cheviot at 10.19am. Photo / GeoNet.org.nz

Strong 4.8 earthquake hits New Zealand

THE South Island has been rocked by a strong earthquake this morning.

The 4.8-magnitude quake has struck north Canterbury.

It was located 20 kilometres south-west of Cheviot at 10.19am, at a depth of 10km.

Reports are coming in that it's been widely felt across the region.

- additional reporting by Newstalk ZB

- NZ Herald


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