Whanganui residents were woken this morning when a small earthquake struck near the area.
More than 1300 people reported feeling the 4.6 magnitude quake, centred about 45 kilometres east of Stratford inside the Whanganui National Park.
The quake occurred at 6.12am on Monday and was widely felt as far south as Wellington.
According to the Geonet map, the quake was felt by very few in Stratford itself.
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