Quake rattles central North Island"There's been a moderately sized earthquake in the central North Island this morning, but was so deep many people would have missed it.
The tremor measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and struck at 6.08am. It was located about 30 kilometres north-west of Taupo at a depth of 170 kilometres.
Seismologists say it was felt at Hokowhito and Marton and may have been felt in other parts of the eastern North Island. There are no reports of damage."