Earthquake rattles Wellington

The quake's epicentre was located 35 km east of Picton at a focal depth of 36km.
GEONET

The quake's epicentre was located 35 km east of Picton at a focal depth of 36km.

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has shaken Wellington on Friday afternoon. 

Geonet reported the quake was centred 35km East of Picton at a depth of 36km, striking at 3.20pm. 

It categorised the tremor as "light".

4.1 magnitude quake in Wellington.
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4.1 magnitude quake in Wellington.

Seismologist Bill Fry from Geonet said the quake was centred deep under the Cook Strait. 

Fry said due to the depth of the shake it is less likely there will be continued aftershocks. 

"You may feel a couple more earthquakes, but it is less likely to have them compared with a traditional crustal shallow earthquake," he said. 

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