A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand’s lower South Island on Saturday morning.

The quake struck at 10.07 a.m. (2207 GMT) Saturday and was centred 40 km west of Tuatapere at a depth of 12 km, New Zealand government geological agency GNS Science reported.

It said the shock was widely felt in the lower South Island.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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