Earthquake rattles Wellington
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".
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.
Felt that one as a two-part wobble here in Thorndon. Been awhile. #eqnz— Kevin Sweeney (@kjsgeo) January 29, 2016
The pre-rumbling lasted ages. It was like a truck falling down a hill #eqnz— Ashleigh Stewart (@Ash_Stewart_) January 29, 2016