One level of the building has been evacuated.
The 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit on Wednesday afternoon.
"This would be a game changer for Wellington."
"People who have absolutely nothing to do with the allegations have been accused of being the offenders."
The decision posed a risk Corrections was "not willing to tolerate".
Eighty cameras help to track and find rat hot-spots.
The quake struck just after 2pm on Saturday.
A dodgy light fitting caused the disruption.
It will also be made to pay $500,000 to the Commerce Commission.