'Severe' 6.2 earthquake hits near South Island's St Arnaud

April 24, 2015 4:18 AM

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'Severe' 6.2 earthquake hits near South Island's St Arnaud

An earthquake measuring 6.2 has hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling large parts of the country.

It was centred in the Nelson region, and was felt across central New Zealand. The quake was at a depth of 52km, 35km southeast of St Arnaud at 3.37pm, GeoNet said.

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