Magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Nelson

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has caused moderate shaking in the Nelson region this evening. Photo / Geonet
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has caused moderate shaking in the Nelson region this evening. Photo / Geonet

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has caused moderate shaking in the Nelson region this evening.

According to Geonet, the quake was centred 40km south of St Arnaud and occurred at 5.58pm.

The quake was 4.9km deep.

There were 1362 "felt reports" submitted to Geonet as of 7.42pm.

- NZ Herald

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