Published: Thu Sep 3 2020 11:05 PM
Updated: Thu Sep 3 2020 11:07 PM
GeoNet registered more than 25,000 felt reports after a M5.7 quake near St Arnaud at 10.13pm on Thursday 3 September.
This quake was felt very widely across the South Island and the lower part of the North Island. There are currently more than 25,000 felt reports. The earthquake report is here.
The event happened 10 kilometres west of St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes district, at a depth of 62km. Please remember aftershocks are possible after any earthquake and large earthquakes can occur across New Zealand - for a reminder of how to prepare for events like this, visit the GetReady website.