5.5 quake shakes Seddon

  • 04/12/2016

A 'severe' magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck near Seddon.

The Sunday afternoon quake struck at 4.15pm at a depth of 12km.

The quake has been felt widely across the lower South and upper North Islands.

An employee at the Seddon Supervalue Supermarket says everything is fine there and that they are "just about getting used to them now".

Close to 7000 people have listed themselves as feeling the quake on Geonet.co.nz

5.5 quake shakes Seddon

The quake was felt particularly strong in the Wellington region, although there appears to be no signs of damage in the the capital city.

There has also been no further damage to the Molesworth St building which is being demolished following the 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake.

Sunday's shake has been described as being a rolling motion across the lower North Island. 

Thousands of aftershocks have been recorded since the magnitude 7.8 quake in New Zealand on November 14.