Another quake has rocked Christchurch this morning, details from Geonet.org are as follows. The 4.5 magnitude was the second quake in the area this morning and was felt from Christchurch to Timaru.
|Reference Number||3577039 [View event in Google Maps][View Felt Reports in Google Maps]|
|Universal Time||September 10 2011 at 23:19|
|NZ Standard Time||Sunday, September 11 2011 at 11:19 am|
|Latitude, Longitude||43.60°S, 172.76°E|
|Focal Depth||11 km|
Reaction was swift from the people of Christchurch
“That was impressive…”holly shit that was big, still rocking here cashmere” greer2004
“felt right under me at linwood a 4.9 at least” piersdad
“yeap agree with ya there thought the house was gonna come off the piles with that one now to go and pick up all the stuff on the floor AGAIN oh joy…was planning on going to warehouse glad i wasnt there now” bionic-grandma
The United States Geological Survey had reported a larger 5.9 earthquake off the coast of New Zealand in the Auckland Islands less than 24 hours previously and a 5.1 Kermadec quake earlier in the week, details of both appear below.
|Depth||10.5 km (6.5 miles)|
|Region||AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION|
|Depth||10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program|
|Region||SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS|
You may also be interested in our blog from 2 September 2011 Damaging Quake Nr. Lyttelton, Another Kermadec Quake which details a similar sequence of quakes, suggesting that this type of earthquake in Christchurch may not be aftershocks from the larger earthquakes that have damaged the city.
Also, 28 September 2011 Christchurch Earthquake Prophecy hoax or just misguided?
more to come…