New Zealand has been rocked by a huge 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The quake struck at 7 pm local time (8 am) and caused shaking at the south end of the South Island. It was originally registered at 6.8M before being downgraded slightly to 6.4M by GeoNet, who said the quake had “confused our system a bit”. People took to social media to share their

experiences. One said: “Just touching base after the #eqnz wobble not long ago, everyone ok?” Another said: “That was a long lasting rumble I must say.” And a testimony left on the CSEM-EMSC earthquake monitoring service said: “I felt my bed shaking beneath me and the door rattling for maybe 30 seconds.” The earthquake struck at sea but emergency services quickly ruled out a tsunami threat. READ MORE