Two earthquakes have rattled the North Island this evening.

A magnitude 5.2 quake hit at a depth of 24km, 90km north-east of the Gisborne region, just after 7.30pm.

Almost 50 people reported feeling the light shake north-east of Te Araroa, on GeoNet's website.

A second 4.3 magnitude tremor was felt 15km west of Wellington at 7.35pm.

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The depth of the earthquake was 40km, according to GeoNet,