An earthquake has been felt in Rotorua.

The quake, measuring magnitude 4 struck 5km deep 25km south-east of Rotorua at 4.29pm, according to GeoNet.

It was originally recorded at magnitude 3.8 but was upgraded to 4.

People who felt the quake said it felt like a short sharp jolt.

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Rotorua Daily Post Facebook page readers have reported it felted like a sharp jolt, with one person saying it felt like a truck hitting the house.

Another person said their room was shaking while another said it was "bloody intense".

Photo / Geonet
Photo / Geonet