5.7 Earthquake in Wellington, Greens start blaming oil companies

Quake in Wellington.

Wellington has been shaken by a “severe” magnitude 5.7 earthquake this morning.

The quake at 9.06am shook buildings in the central city and the suburbs, and was felt for at least 20 seconds.

GeoNet said the 19km deep quake struck 40km east of Seddon in Marlborough.

A Fire Service spokeswoman said there were no reports of damage so far, although an alarm activation may have been caused by the quake.

The quake shook the emergency services communications centre on the seventh floor of the police station on Victoria St in central Wellington for a good 30 seconds, she said.

Twitter was flooded with tweets about the quake in the minutes afterwards. 

One of those in flooding Twitter was none other than Gareth Hughes who was once again disaster chasing for political ends. Vile little arsehole.


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