Earthquake shakes Wellingtonians awake

Many Wellingtonians had a rocky Sunday wake up, with a moderate earthquake shaking them up.

Recording earthquake information

Recording earthquake information Photo: 123rf

The 4.7 magnitude quake occurred at 8.13am, and was centred offshore behind Kāpiti Island, about 25km West of Paraparaumu, and about 28km deep.

Within ten minutes about 12,000 people had filed reports with GeoNet to describe the shaking, with most describing it as light.

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