Masterton had a nice shake this morning to make sure everyone was awake.
The following earthquake has been recorded by GNS:
Reference number: 3435604/G
Universal Time: 2010/12/22 18:02:07
Local time (NZDT): 07:02 AM on Thursday 23 December 2010
Latitude, Longitude: 40.87S, 175.54E
NZ Map Grid (E, N): 2724000, 6034000
NZ Trans Merc (E, N): 1814000, 5472000
Location: 10 km north-west of Masterton
Focal depth: 25
Web page: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/3435604g.html
Web service: http://www.geonet.org.nz/services/quake/3435604g
Felt in the lower North Island.
And the MetService has issued a Severe Weather Warning for north to northwest gales overnight and tomorrow morning - gusting to 120km/h in exposed areas of Wellington and up to 130km/h up the Rimutaka Hill Rd - so take extra care if you are driving over the hill to spend Christmas Eve with familiy & friends in Wairarapa.