'Strong' quake shakes Wellington

Last updated 14:04 06/12/2013

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A ''strong'' 4.7-magnitude quake has rocked Wellington this afternoon.

The quake was centered 10km south of Seddon in the upper South Island and was 22km deep, GeoNet reports.

Numbers are still likely to change.

A GeoNet representative said there had been a few "felt" reports from Wellington and none yet from Seddon. 

GeoNet ranked the quake, at 1.45pm, as ''strong''.

The quake would have been enough to shake items off shelves closer to its epicentre.

It was followed two minutes later by a 2.9 quake in the same area.

Neither the Wellington City Council nor the fire service have had quake-related call-outs.

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