An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 with its epicenter on the southern island of Marlborough New Zealand has destroyed the windows in the capital, Wellington .
There were no reports of serious damage, but Radio New Zealand said that the windows of a building in Wellington were broken and some residents have reported falling objects from the shelves.
Seismologists at GNS Science said the quake, centered 40 km west of Wellington, at a depth of 60 km, has been widely felt in the upper part of the South Island and North Island inferioredella.
GNS reported that it was the largest earthquake in the Marlborough region of the last 45 years.
New Zealand is one of the nations GOVERNED earthquakes on Earth. GNS reported that there is an average of 26 shocks of magnitude 5 and 5.9 in one year.