South Island hit by 4.9 earthquake

Large parts of the South Island were shaken by a 4.9 magnitude earthquake early this morning.

The quake, which hit at 5.46am, was centred 10km west of Twizel at a depth of 15km.

It would have been felt throughout the central South Island, with minor damage possible in Twizel area, according to GNS Science.

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