Magnitude 6.9 earthquake wakes up new zealand : worldnewsMarch 4, 2021
USGS is a good place for up-to-date information on the earthquake itself that will be updated on the event page. If you felt the earthquake, you can report that here. Although GeoNet is better for New Zealand information, didn’t want to needlessly overload them with more traffic (they are here though for NZ residents event page, felt report).
Shallow and offshore Maybe shallow maybe deep, hard to tell, but definitely offshore so there’s potential for a tsunami. Check here – NZ Civil Defence Twitter for updates.
u/TheEarthquakeGuy, you okay over there?