Towards the summit of the South Island, an earthquake of a magnitude of 4.8 occurred.
GeoNet reported that it was 48 kilometres deep and 30 kilometres west of Blenheim.
That happened at 10:11 a.m.
M4.1 quake causing weak shaking near Blenheim https://t.co/17vwBpTPJr— GeoNet (@geonet) February 21, 2023
Several of the thousands of people who have reported feeling the earthquake to GeoNet describe it as faint or light shaking.
Social media has been a popular place for Kiwis to discuss their earthquake experiences.
One individual said on Twitter, “Felt that one in Welly couldn’t tell if it was a vehicle or not.”
“The shaking seemed odd. Only one of my computer monitors shook, and I felt nothing. I believed I was experiencing a dizzy spell “another composed.
That shake was bizarre. I didn’t feel a thing and only one of my computer monitors shook. Thought I was having a dizzy spell… #eqnz— Jadeine. (@JadeineMcLeod) February 21, 2023
A third individual wrote, “felt a slight wobble similar like someone rushing by my desk!”