Map of NZ earthquake activity

A "severe'' magnitude 6.2 quake has damaged homes and closed roads in the lower North Island, toppling walls and chimneys and sending rockfalls across roads. The quake struck 10km north of Castlepoint in Wairarapa, at a depth of 33km, at 3.52pm, GeoNet said. Earthquake data courtesy of geonet.org.nz

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