Quake causes light shaking near Wellington

  • 26/12/2017
A closeup of a seismograph machine needle drawing a red line on graph paper depicting seismic and eartquake activity on an isolated white background
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A 3.8 magnitude earthquake has caused light shaking near the capital on Tuesday evening.

The quake occurred at 7:17pm and was centred 10km southwest of Wellington, according to GeoNet.

It struck at a depth of 40km.

The quake was widely felt, with many Wellingtonians taking to Twitter.