New Zealand is rattled by a massive 5.7 magnitude earthquake
- A strong earthquake struck New Zealand’s North Island this morning
- The 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Wellington at 7.53am on Monday
- The shake was felt across both island’s, there no reports of damage
New Zealand has been rattled by a strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake.
The quake struck near Wellington, on New Zealand’s North Island at 7.53am on Monday.
It was recorded at a depth of 50km.
According to Geonet the shake was felt as far as Gisborne, on the North Island, all the way down to the bottom of the South Island.
The quake struck near Wellington (pictured), on New Zealand’s North Island at 7.53am on Monday
A strong earthquake struck New Zealand’s North Island this morning
Two small aftershocks also struck the area, the first was a 3.5-magnitude quake, followed a 3.7-magnitude shake.
‘That was a long and jerky rumble – things are still shaking at ours in Wellington – cats and dog all reacted,’ one person wrote on Twitter.
‘Slept through my alarm, but an earthquake will certainly wake you up,’ another person wrote.
‘Horrifying waking up to a big earthquake, great alarm clock though I’m super awake now,’ said another.
‘Do you think Jacinda felt that and thought “you’ve got to be f***ing kidding me”,’ wrote another.
Horowhenua District Mayor Bernie Wanden said staff were checking infrastructure for any damage.
Wellington City Council said there have been no immediate reports of damage.
According to Geonet the shake was felt as far as Gisborne, on the North Island, all the way down to the bottom of the South Island