Earthquake hits New Zealand North Island Wellington Cricket Test

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has rocked New Zealand’s North Island, shaking Wellington right before the 1st cricket test match between Australia and New Zealand of the year.

The earthquake began at 5.18am on Thursday, 5km north of Upper Hutt and 33km north of Wellington.

Earthquake aggregate website GeoNet said the depth of the quake was 23km.

They described the shaking as “moderate”.

The test match is currently continuing as planned.

More to come.

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