According to the government agency, the earthquake struck at 3:13 p.m. local time on Oct. 30. The epicenter of the quake was 207 kilometers (128 miles) deep, Geonet reported.
Around 15,000 residents all over the country reported tremors from an earthquake that was 25 km south-west of Taumarunui.
Glad Harry and Meghan are getting the full NZ experience. #eqnz
— Philip Matthews (@secondzeit) October 30, 2018
So maybe we should be putting Jesus back into the parliamentary prayer… #eqnz
— Sam Sachdeva (@SamSachdevaNZ) October 30, 2018
Tip for news sources reporting on earthquakes. Don't say "More soon". #eqnz
— DonnAaargh on a Lime Scooter (@kebabette) October 30, 2018
The earthquake was felt by people in Christchurch and Wellington.
The incident also occurred during the visit of the royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They flew to Auckland for their royal tour on Oct. 30, news.com.au reported.