Magnitude 4.7 quake hits Wellington

Wellington has been rattled by a magnitude 4.7 earthquake this morning.

Initial recording by Geonet put the quake at 4.2 and a depth of 28km, 25km west of Paraparaumu on the Kāpiti Coast at 8.13am.

However, that was revised to 4.7 soon after.

"A morning shake for some today with a M4.7 earthquake offshore of Paraparaumu. It was felt in the lower North Island and northern South Island," Geonet said in a tweet.

Geonet has received more than 12,000 "felt" reports about the quake.

A police spokeswoman said there were no reports at this stage of any damage relating to the quake.

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