5.8 Earthquake NE Of White Island

Was this the large earthquake that Ken Ring predicted for the last week of September? A large 5.8 magnitude earthquake (see above for location) struck off the east coast of  New Zealand at 11.42 pm tonight. It was felt from the Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay. Earlier in the evening the USGS also reported…

Earthquake East Of Lyttelton

A magnitude 4 earthquake rocked the Christchurch area this morning, it was reported on Geonet.org.nz 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 Location 10 km east of…

Two Large Earthquakes Off New Zealand

There have been two large earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand in the last 24 hours. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The first, at 1.36am, was a  magnitude  5.6 located 603km ENE of Auckland. The second was a 6.0 located 680km ENE of Auckland. The quakes follow a magnitude 5.9 in the Auckland…