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Thousands shaken in late night earthquake near Wellington

An earthquake rocked the Wellington region overnight, reportedly felt by over 6000 people. 

The 4.1 magnitude quake hit 25km southwest of Wellington. Source: Supplied

The 4.1 magnitude shake hit 25km south-west of the capital, at a depth of 12km. 

According to GeoNet, the light shaking started just before 11pm. 

The region was rattled by a weaker 3.2 magnitude shake this morning at the same depth and location.