Friday, August 16, 2013 2:31PM (NZST) - A 6.6 magintude earthquake occurred near Wellington, New Zealand. There has been minimal damage and no reported injuries in Wellington. TEAN's New Zealand based staff has contacted Wellington based students. Students have been encouraged to contact their parents to touch base. Massey University closed Friday as a precaution and Victoria University of Wellington cancelled classes and asked students to return to their homes.