Interactive map: Photos of earthquake damage

A large section of seafront collapsed into the harbour following the 6.5-mag earthquake in the Cook Strait. Photo / Captain M H Pryce, Regional Harbourmaster Wellington
A large section of seafront collapsed into the harbour following the 6.5-mag earthquake in the Cook Strait. Photo / Captain M H Pryce, Regional Harbourmaster Wellington

Buildings in Wellington's central city continue to be assessed for structural damage in the wake of a powerful earthquake that hit the middle of the country yesterday.

The 6.5 magnitude quake, which struck in the Cook Strait just after 5pm, shattered windows, damaged facades, cracked a road and caused reclaimed waterfront land to fall into the harbour.

Click through the photo map above to see some of the damage to the city.

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