Earthquakes and aftershocks have continued in the central part of New Zealand since the Seddon quake on Friday.
There have been scores of quakes today with the largest so far being a “severe” 6.6 in the Cook Strait at 5.09 pm. Some sources are saying the quake was upgraded to a magnitude 6.8.
Mag: 6.8 – Depth: 11 km – UTC 5:09 AM – Seddon – GEONET Info: http://t.co/4Ja7YmSOwG
— Earthquake Report M5 (@Quake_Tracker5) July 21, 2013
Yep. It was a big one.“@nz_quake: Admin: The 5:09 quake near Seddon has been upgraded to a 6.8 . The 6.4 near Timaru was a false alarm”
— Jules Hickey (@JulesHickey) July 21, 2013
The details from Geonet are as follows
|Universal Time||July 21 2013 at 5:09:29|
|NZ Standard Time||Sunday, July 21 2013 at 5:09:29 pm|
|Latitude, Longitude||-41.72, 174.42|
|Focal Depth||11 km|
|Location||30 km east of Seddon|