“Severe” Quake Strikes Near Haast, West Coast

A “severe” shallow earthquake has struck  the west coast of the South Island. Reference Number 3764993[View Felt Reports in Google Maps] Universal Time August 30 2012 at 19:38 NZ Standard Time Friday, August 31 2012 at 7:38 am Latitude, Longitude 44.10°S, 168.72°E Focal Depth 5 km Richter magnitude 5.3 Region West Coast Location 40 km…

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…