5 May 2014

Tremor shakes Wellington region

1:44 am on 5 May 2014

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake centred off the Kapiti coast has shaken the Wellington region.

Geonet said the tremor was centred 25 kilometres northwest of Paraparaumu, at a depth of 45 kilometres.

It briefly disrupted radio reception on Radio New Zealand's AM frequency in the Wellington region.

Technical staff quickly put the Titahi Bay transmitter back on air.