News reports are coming in about a 6.5 earthquake centered in the Cook Strait.
Stuff.co.nz is reporting that the Mercure Hotel on the Corner of Webb Street and Willis street was evacuated because of structural damage. This hotel is about 100 meters from the shul. There are no reports of death or serious injury, I hope that everyone is OK, and that the shul building wasn't damaged.
As an aside, the 2011 Earthquake in Christchurch (which killed 185 people including 5 Israelis) destroyed the Beit Chabad, which was never rebuilt.