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Quake wakes Wellington

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/06/2017

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has given some Wellingtonians a rude start to the weekend.

Despite being 39 kilometres deep and not particularly high on the scale, the tremor was reported by more than 2500 residents before 6am on Saturday - including one as far north as Foxton Beach.

The bulk of reports to seismological service Geonet described the shaking - centred 15 kilometres north-west of Wellington - as "light".

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