A massive earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit the north west of Wellington, New Zealand on Wednesday.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 57.4 km. The earthquake struck at 7.38pm at a depth of 76km. It was centred 50km north-west of Paraparaumu.
Within 15 minutes, over 31000 people reported on GeoNet that they had felt the earthquake.
This is a breaking news. More details are awaited.
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