A 3.5 quake has struck near Wanaka this morning.

GeoNet's initial reports, suggested it was a strong 4.5 quake that struck seven kilometres deep, 50 kilometres to the north-west of the southern town just before midday.

However, it has since been downgraded.

The quake was situated in what looks to be a fairly isolated area in the middle of Mt Aspiring Park.

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So far only one person has reported feeling the quake.