An earthquake of 6.2 has hit the Northeast of New Zealand.
Residents of the capital Wellington and New Plymouth were rattled by the 207 km deep barrier.
It was centered 25 km southwest of Taumarunui and described as strong, according to GeoNet.
The New Zealand Parliament, which was set at that time, was interrupted after the long-standing rumble to allow the buildings in the district to be controlled.
Thousands of people throughout the country have reported that they feel shaking.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand said there had been no reported damage and there is no tsunami risk, according to civil defense.