An earthquake has provided a mid-evening jolt for residents in the central North Island.
GeoNet confirmed the earthquake, which was reported at 7.40pm, had a magnitude of 4.0.
It was 17km deep and was registered at 45km south-west of Taumaranui.
The quake might have caused "light shaking near Taumarunui", GeoNet reported.
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Residents from around the Taranaki and central North Island reported on GeoNet's website that they had felt it.