‘Severe’ earthquake strikes

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck near Culverden this morning. File photo.

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck northwest of Culverden in North Canterbury this morning.

GeoNet reports the quake struck at 9.18am at a depth of 9km.

They describe the intensity as ‘severe'.

It is not yet known if there has been any damage.

An earlier quake near Opotiki this morning, initially classified as a magnitude 6.3, has since been reviewed as a ‘ghost quake'.



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