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Earthquake shakes Wellington, Kapiti

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 23/03/2017

Wellington and Kapiti have been shaken by a "moderate" earthquake tonight.

The magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit near Paraparaumu at 8.51pm, Geonet said.

It struck at a depth of 51km.

Nearly 10,000 people have reported feeling it on Geonet's website.

People took to Twitter in response.

Rowan Morrell said it was a "polite" earthquake, while Grow From Here Kaye said it caused a small "tidal wave" in the bath.

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