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Police have closed off some areas in Wellington's CBD; including parts of Featherston Street, Wakefield Street and Bolton Street.
Civil Defence is advising people to stay home and avoid any unnecessary travel.
Wellington Airport has been re-opened but there are delays with the backlog of flights.
Wellington's Rail network has been closed until further checks have been made.
One injury has been reported.
Police are warning the public to stay out of Wellington's CBD for fear of falling debris.
Central NZ has been experiencing quake activity late this afternoon with the strongest quake measuring at 6.5 on the Richter Scale.
You can check the GeoNet website for more on the latest quake activity.
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