A 4.1 magnitude earthquake has hit 30km south-west of Wellington at a depth of 50km.
The earthquake, at 3.20pm, was felt by residents in the capital's CBD.
GeoNet's website described the earthquake as "light".
Shakey shakey in Wgtn! That got the heart pumping on a Fri arvo. #eqnz— Mei Heron (@Ameizing_) January 29, 2016