Seems to be a bit of damage in Wellington, but no reports of death or major structural damage. Fire crews called out to mop up water from burst pipes. One of our ordained posters here Venerable Nyanasuci is currently residing there, it will be interesting to hear from him just how strong they felt it there. There were a couple of other big shakes a few days back measuring in the mid 5s on the magnitude scale, but this one a 6.5 is very large. Just lucky it wasn't that close or shallow to any major urban areas.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -