Join us from 4:15pm as John Key answers your questions following yesterday morning's devastating 7.5 quake which struck the South Island and Wellington.

Torrential rain has hit the capital today causing floods and closing major routes in and out of Wellington. Homes have been evacuated and landslides have battered the landscape.

Tourists are meanwhile being evacuated from Kaikoura in the South Island. Yesterday it was estimated 1200 visitors were in the area, 600 of which were taking refuge at a welfare station in the town.

Prime Minister John Key live answering your questions about the earthquake

Posted by nzherald.co.nz on Monday, 14 November 2016