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    Quake hits Wellington
    Last updated 10:57 08/05/2009

    Wellington has been shaken by an earthquake this morning - the fourth in a week to strike the Capital.

    The sharp, short quake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and was centred in Wellington harbour, approximately 2km from Scorching Bay at a depth of 30km.

    It was felt widely throughout the Wellington region, GNS Science said.

    The quake is the fourth to hit the Wellington region in the past week, with the biggest being a 4.1-magnitude tremor that struck 10km south of Porirua last Friday at 5.16pm.

    There are currently no reports of damage.

    - Stuff.co.nz

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    'Big one' not coming yet
    By MICHAEL FIELD - Stuff.co.nz
    Last updated 12:29 08/05/2009

    A sequence of earthquakes rattling Wellington isn’t a precursor to the “big one”, GNS scientist Lara Bland says.

    A magnitude 3.6 earthquake, which struck at at 10.39 am this morning right in the middle of Wellington Harbour, was widely felt but did no damage.

    Three other similar earthquakes have been felt over the last week.

    Ms Bland says it is probably all coincidental as the Wellington region was an active area with many fault lines.

    “What we seem to have had is a lot of felt earthquakes because of the times they have occurred,” she said.

    They had occurred during working hours when many people were in tall buildings which were designed to rock in quakes.

    “We are not expecting this to be a precursor to the big one,” she said.

    The latest quake was 30 kilometres deep and was felt throughout the central Wellington area and the Hutt Valley.

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