The East Coast of New Zealand rumbled with a sizeable quake felt this afternoon.
The shake struck at 4.54pm and measured 5.8 at a depth of 12km and was centred 150km east of Ruatoria.
"We've had a few reports from it," Geonet seismologist Mark Chadwick said.
"It hasn't been felt that widely, a few from the Bay of Plenty, Whakatane and someone in Wairoa, northern Hawke's Bay. I would certainly expect it would have been felt in the Ruatoria area."
"It's quite an active region. It's not unusual."
Gisborne police said there had been no reports of damage.