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Photos taken from a NZDF helicopter show massive rockfalls in several areas in the upper South Island.

The major route from Christchurch to Kaikoura is impassable.

The NZDF sent helicopters to survey areas in North Canterbury that were rocked by a massive 7.5 earthquake early on Monday.

Historic Waiau Pub co-owner Lindsay Collins looks over the damage.

Hanmer hospitality workers rushed into the streets following a 6.3 magnitude aftershock at around 1.30pm.

Local residents Chris and Viv Young look at damage caused by an earthquake along State Highway 1 near the town of Ward.

Aftermath of earthquake at a house in Waiau, North Canterbury.

Earthquake road damage State Highway 1.

Historic Waiau Pub co-owner Michelle Beri looks over the damage to her bedroom, grateful that she was not sleeping in it at the time.

A railway line is damaged by an earthquake, near Tirohanga stream south of Blenheim.

Stuart Smith stands in a crack in the road at Tirohunga flat near Kaikoura.

Earthquake road damage State Highway 1.

Precariously dangling shipping containers seen on CentrePort wharf in Wellington.

Major road damage near Mt Lyford.

The Elms homestead near Kaikoura.

Ward resident Bryan Phipps surveys the damage to his Ward home after this mornings earthquake.

Local residents Chris and Viv Young look at damage caused by an earthquake along State Highway 1 near the town of Ward, south of Blenheim.

A truck drives over fractures caused by the earthquake, along a road south of Ward.

Slip near SH1 south of Kaikoura.

A slip near Mt Lyford.

Quake rattled seek shelter at parliament.

Trucks parked up on State Highway 1 north of Ward after this morning's earthquake.

Clean-up at Culverden Four Square after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake.

Building damage on High St, Picton following Monday morning's earthquake.

Damage to Needles Bridge, north of Ward, Marlborough.

Builing damage on Picton's High St.

Damage to SH 1 north of Blenheim. Spring Creek bridge closed.

Wellington's Days Bay Wharf was closed following the earthquake.

Confused central city residents in Wellington headed for Brooklyn fearing a tsunami.

Damage to SH 1, near Ward, an hour north of Kaikoura, following Monday morning's 7.5 quake.

The Timaru town clock stopped after the major earthquake just after midnight.

The Timaru town clock stopped after the major earthquake just after midnight.

Residents of low-lying areas of Wellington city were evacuated after a tsunami warning.

Students are moved from an accommodation in Willis St to Cumberland House across the street, because of water damage.

Wellington residents evacuated from a building in Willis St.

Wellington's ferry terminal damaged in Monday morning earthquake.

Civil defence staff keep people from Dunedin's St Clair beach.

Victoria University of Wellington's Kelburn campus is closed.

Earthquake damage at a Wellington home.

Glasson Cuba St.

Pipes are broken with water leaking throughout a Wellington apartment building.

Broken glass and damages seen at Wakefield St, Wellington.

Dirty tap water from a home in Brooklyn, Wellington.

Quake damage seen in Wellington central.

The bridge at Wellington ferry terminal has collapsed.

Damage to buildings on Wakefield Street, Wellington.

Scene in a Wellington resident's home after a quake hit.

Plenty of people in the capital were woken up by shakes and damages were reported in many parts in the city.

Farmers in Cuba St in Wellington.

Fresh Choice in Nelson

Shattered glass in the stairwell of Wellington's Spark building.

Fresh Choice Nelson

Shattered glasses in one of the buildings in Wellington.

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A severe earthquake, measuring 7.5 magnitude, struck North Canterbury just after midnight on Monday.

Did you feel it at your place? Send your information, photos and videos to newstips@stuff.co.nz

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