Eastern regions of the North Island have been rocked awake by a moderate quake this morning.
The magnitude 4.5 tremor, was 30km south of Wairoa.
It struck at 5.53am.
M4.9 quake causing moderate shaking near Wairoa https://t.co/L7fo18VYCp— geonet (@geonet_above4) March 2, 2017
Hundreds of people across Hawke's Bay and the East Coast have reported feeling it.
It was initially recorded as magnitude 4.9 but revised down to 4.5.