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A swarm of earthquakes has rocked the Wairoa area, on the North Island's east coast, this afternoon.
A 3.2 magnitude tremor at a depth of 19 kilometres at 5.36pm was followed within minutes by a 3.7 at 17 kilometres deep, and two 4.1 magnitude shakes at 15kms depth.
The final three quakes had a Mercalli Intensity - the strength of shaking felt at the earth's surface - of five, Geonet said.