Earthquake felt throughout the Bay

The earthquake hit east of Rotorua. Image: GeoNet.

Western Bay of Plenty residents are reporting feeling an earthquake this afternoon.

A post on the Tauranga Area News Online Facebook page says one woman felt the earthquake up on Minden Road.

According to GeoNet, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit 25km east of Rotorua just after 1.30pm.

It was 150km deep and the shaking has been described as "weak".


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