Earthquake shakes the Bay - PHOTO GALLERY
Hawke's Bay was shaken by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Hanmer Springs in the South Island. Although there were no reports of injury or major damage, Bay residents from Wairoa to Dannevirke reported a prolonged shake. People in coastal areas were evacuated to higher ground. Our photographers Warren Buckland and Paul Taylor were out and about for most of the night capturing the action. Here is a selection of their photographs.