‘Severe’ 7.5 Earthquake Hits Near Hanmer Springs, South Island. Tide Drops 2.5 metres at Kaikoura, Areas of Wellington and Christchurch Evacuated

All the drums. #eqnz pic.twitter.com/JzviVFftfm — Sonia Cuff (@Cuff_S) November 13, 2016 Latest Main quakes – SEVERE: 7.5 magnitude, severe, 15km north east of Culverden, 12.20am 6.1 magnitude, severe: 15km north of Kaikoura, 2.31am, 27km 5.7 magnitude, severe: 25km south east of Seddon, 2.21am 5.5 magnitude, severe: 10km east of Seddon 2.20am 5.6 magnitude, severe:…

5.4 Quake Hits Gisborne / Tokomaru Bay

Geonet quake drums are showing that a magnitude 5.4 earthquake has rocked Gisborne and Tokomaru Bay this evening. Felt reports may be viewed here as they come in Reference Number: 3485333 NZDT: Fri, Mar 25 2011 9:39 pm Magnitude: 5.4 Depth: 60 km Details: 10 km north-west of Tokomaru Bay Its looking quite large on…

“Massive Quakes Hit Bay Of Plenty”

The Trademe board was buzzing in the early hours of this morning with posters scared stiff about a prolonged swarm of shallow earthquakes that were hitting Whakatane and the Bay of Plenty overnight,  it shows how frightening and disruptive shallow quakes can be for people living near to the epicentre: “Massive quakes hit bay of…

Tsunami Alert After South Island 7.8 Quake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit at a depth of 12 km, 300 km west of Dunedin at 9.22pm local time. A second quake followed at 9.41pm. That measured 6.1 and it was centred 370km west of Dunedin. At the time of writing a tsunami warning is in force for the SE coast of Australia but…

Tsunami Alert After South Island 7.8 Quake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit at a depth of 12 km, 300 km west of Dunedin at 9.22pm local time. A second quake followed at 9.41pm. That measured 6.1 and it was centred 370km west of Dunedin. At the time of writing a tsunami warning is in force for the SE coast of Australia but…