Wellington earthquake update 1
Wellington earthquake update 1 New Zealand Fire
The New Zealand Fire Service has so far
received no calls involving serious damage to buildings or
property following the earthquake a short time ago.
appliances are responding to a many of the automatic alarms
that have been triggered in the central city area and to a
few calls reporting people trapped in lifts.
been reports of power lines down in the Seddon area.
further update will be issued in about half an hour.
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