Earthquake: More than 1000 report jolt south of Wellington

Reports of the quake.
Reports of the quake. Photo credit: Geonet.

More than 1000 Kiwis have reported an early morning wake-up call in the lower North Island.

According to Geonet, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck roughly 20km south of Wellington at 3:38am on Tuesday morning. It had a depth of 38km.

Since the quake, 1244 people have reported feeling the shake. With most reports suggesting it was "light" or "weak". However, two people referred to it as "extreme" and eight as "strong".

Most reports came from Wellington and Porirua, but there were also some from as far away as Nelson and south of Blenheim.

Many flocked to Twitter to say they had felt the quake.

"Well that shudder woke me up," said one person, while another said: "I almost never feel them when asleep so that must have been a decent jolt".

One person said it "scared the shit out of me", while another Twitter used thought their windows "were about to implode".


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