New Zealand hit by magnitude 5.2 earthquakeStaff Writer | July 22, 2018
A huge earthquake has rattled New Zealand, giving residents a sharp and short jolt.
Earthquake The earthquake was felt by more than 8000 people
Those who felt the quake reported it as being a 'quite sharp and short jolt', the New Zealand Herald reported.
People took to Twitter to report they had felt the quake, which was recorded as a magnitude 5.2 on GeoNet.
New Zealand Civil Defence said the 'Sunday shake' was felt by 'both sides of the Cook Strait'.
The quake struck 20km east of Nelson at a depth of 73km, GeoNet reported.
The shaking was described as being moderate. ■