New Zealand quakes
The upper South Island and lower North Island, particularly the capital Wellington, was where the 4.7 magnitude quake felt the strongest.
Two earthquakes in two minutes, one of them a "strong" 4.7, have shaken central New Zealand on Monday evening.

GeoNet reported a preliminary magnitude 4.1 quake at 6.13pm, 10 km north of Culverden at a depth of 20km.

The second quake, a stronger magnitude 4.7, struck at 6.14pm, 15 km south-east of Seddon at a depth of 15km, GeoNet said.

Initially GeoNet classified the magnitude of the second quake as a 5.0 but this was later downgraded to a smaller, shallower 4.7.

By 6.45pm, more than 3000 people, mostly in the lower North Island and upper South Island, had reported feeling one or both of the quakes.