A severe Earthquake has hit 15km East of Seddon this afternoon, at a 5.1 magnitude, and 11 km depth.
Felt all across Wellington, and the upper South Island, but no damage has been reported.
Smaller aftershocks are likely to follow.
Initially the quake was recorded as a 4.9, but later upgraded to 5.1, and severe.
The quake struck at 1:19:22 pm, Wed, Jan 11 2017