27 Nov 2017

Wellington shaken by early morning 4.1 shake

6:27 am on 27 November 2017

Wellington was struck by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake in the early hours of this morning.

The early morning shake was centered north-west of Wellington.

The early morning shake was centered north-west of Wellington. Photo: GeoNet

The tremor, which had a depth of 31 kilometres and hit at 2.31am, had its epicentre 15 kilometres northwest of the capital - just off the Makara coast.

More than 2000 people have reported feeling the jolt on the GeoNet website.