New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

(Thomas Mead / Newshub)
(Thomas Mead / Newshub)

New Zealanders posted a flood of images to social media platforms in the wake of a severe magnitude-7.5 earthquake. 

More than 50 aftershocks have been felt up and down the country, with Kaikoura and Malborough getting several each. Elm Homestead in Kaikoura has collapsed, while people are evacuating coastal areas of Christchurch.

We'll be updating with new images as New Zealanders across the country wake up to the damage.

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

This family of cows near Kaikoura were left stranded (Newshub)

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

Interislander and Bluebridge ferries were unable to dock in their damaged ports (Theo Tresidder/ Facebook)

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

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New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

State Highway One, North Canterbury (Newshub.)

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

Damage at Wellington's waterfront (Newshub.)

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

Damage at Wellington's waterfront (Newshub.)

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media
New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

Building on Manners Street, Wellington, cordoned off after being split in two (Newshub). 

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

Slip on Rotherham Road near Waiau (Newshub.)

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

Large cracks at Wellington port (Newshub.)

Prime Minister John Key says there are about 300 people sheltering in the public areas of the Beehive after being evacuated from unsafe accommodation nearby.

New Zealand earthquake: Pictures flood social media

People sheltering at the Beehive (Newshub.)

This CCTV footage from a Fresh Choice supermarket in Nelson shows wine bottles topple and smash as the earthquake shakes the shelves.

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The earthquake was felt as far north as Auckland, with this footage showing light fixtures shaking in Auckland's CBD.

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