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The "severe" earthquake struck 10km north of Castlepoint in Wairarapa, 160km north-east of Wellington, at a depth of 50km at 1.52pm (AEDT), GeoNet said. There are reports of damage caused inside buildings by the minute-long quake. The quake was felt by almost the entire country, as far north as Auckland and as far south as Dunedin, The New Zealand Herald reported. Fire Service central communications shift manager Mike Wanoa said there had been no reports of major but crews were "extremely busy".