A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has been recorded off the Bay of Plenty this morning.
It was recorded 850 km north-east of Whakatane and people throughout the Bay of Plenty have registered felt reports through GeoNet.
Latest on the M6.6 eq in the Kermadecs: https://t.co/vOcK63lTCl— GeoNet (@geonet) February 1, 2016
The quake was of moderate intensity.
A number of other earthquakes have also been felt in the Bay this morning, some of severe intensity.
M5.0 quake causing light shaking near Murupara https://t.co/5SBi7T6Eb7— GeoNet (@geonet) February 1, 2016