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12 Aug 2022 22:00
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  •   Home > News > National > Upper South Island

    A magnitude 5.6 earthquake that's hit near Blenheim has rattled the upper South Island and lower North Island

    A magnitude 5.6 earthquake that's hit near Blenheim has rattled the upper South Island and lower North Island



    Geonet says the quake struck 30-kilometres south-west of Seddon, at a depth of 30-kilometres, shortly after four-pm.

    People on social media reported feeling it in Wellington, Nelson and Palmerston North.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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