An earthquake has rattled Katikati in the Western Bay of Plenty this morning.
According to GeoNet a magnitude 2.4 quake was recorded 10km east of Te Aroha at a depth of 0km at 7.28am.
People have commented on social media about the quake.
Judy from Heron Cres said the "whole house shook like anything" describing it as a real "rattle and rumble noise".
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Others described it as a "short, sharp shake" and "a very stern rattle with a loud rumbling noise. The whole house shook."
Catherine Sharp told the Bay of Plenty Times it was "a good strong jolt."
"I was in bed awake, felt like a truck had hit my house, was one jolt and not long.
"This one was as bad as the one we had about four years ago in the night, that one cracked my ceiling and house, but this is different house ,a lot stronger," she said.