Quake Off Kapiti Coast

3.7 Tremor hits after lunch

By Alan Tristram

A moderate earthquake has struck near the Kapiti Coast this afternoon.

The 3.7 magnitude tremor struck 30 kilometres west of Paraparaumu, at 2.21PM.

Its intensity was moderate according to GeoNet, with reports of the quake being felt coming from as far away as Kawerau in the inland Bay of Plenty.

No damage or injuries have been reported.