Another strong earthquake has hit New Zealand

A STRONG earthquake has hit the Hawke's Bay area in New Zealand.

The quake comes just a week after the fatal quake which shook Kaikoura and less than a day after a 6.9 magnitude quake hit Fukushima.

Geosciences Australia has reported the quake as a 6.1 magnitude quake, the US Geological Survey is calling it a 6.3 magnitude quake, and Geonet is calling it a 5.4 magnitude quake.

The quake struck at a depth of 55km at 10:33am AEST and estimates say it could be felt as far away as Christchurch to the South and Auckland to the North.



Australia Day assault on man, 60, in 'Anglo-Saxon' pub

premium_icon Australia Day assault on man, 60, in 'Anglo-Saxon' pub

Five assault charges blamed on PTSD

Senator Matthew Canavan let down by final finch report

premium_icon Senator Matthew Canavan let down by final finch report

State Government accused of interfering with the final finch report

Adani rejects findings of finalised finch report.

premium_icon Adani rejects findings of finalised finch report.

DES have offered to work with Adani to meet the review requirements