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Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes up Wellington

Wellington residents have been jolted by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake this evening.

One resident told the jolt shook their house, while another said it felt similar to one received in Wellington when the Christchurch earthquake struck.

The quake was at a depth of 40km and was centred 20km north-west of Wellington.

A caller to Newstalk ZB said “it was quite a rock” and “my bed really rocked”.

– NZ Herald staff


RichardW on 1/03/2011 2:17pm

Wow not a pretty time in NZ with the old tektonics dude. We had a 5.2 magnitude ‘quake here in blighty that I was in the middle of back in ’08. Freakin weird that was, never ‘erd anything like such terrifying noises come from a building. Hope things all settle down over there mayte.

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