Earthquake East Of Lyttelton

4.0 quake east of Lyttelton

A magnitude 4 earthquake rocked the Christchurch area this morning, it was reported on as follows

Reference Number 3581725
Universal Time September 19 2011 at 1:51
NZ Standard Time Monday, September 19 2011 at 1:51 pm
Latitude, Longitude 43.62°S, 172.80°E
Focal Depth 12 km
Richter magnitude 4.0
Region Canterbury
  • 10 km east of Diamond Harbour
  • 10 km east of Lyttelton
  • 20 km south-east of Christchurch

Christchurch residents felt the quake and wrote about it on the Trademe forum

  • shit that was a biggie here in Phillipstown! yuck hands are sweaty and shaky I can’t type!!!
  • ep, felt that one, dog barking….still rocking here….Harewood
  • Long and loud in Avonside
  • big bang/jolt near Lyttelton…yuk

Second Earthquake

It was followed four hours later by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 12 km, 10 km SW of Christchurch.

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