Quakes Ramp Up in Central New Zealand

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 –…

Another strong earthquake rocks Wellington

More strong earthquakes have rocked Wellington, capital city of New Zealand and much of the central part of the country. The magnitude 5.8 occurred at 7.17 this morning followed by a 4.8 at only 5km deep, 35 km from Seddon. They are part of a quake storm that have affected the region since Friday, about…

Strong Quakes Continue to Rattle New Zealand

Much of the central part of New Zealand felt the shock of a 5.7 “severe earthquake” at 9:06 this morning. The quake was centred 30km east of Seddon, south of Blenheim, at a depth of 16 km. Since then there have been multiple aftershocks. The largest of which was a 4.5 magnitude, located 35 km east of Seddon, at a…

Large Quake Rattles North, South Islands – Updated

A large 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook the top of the South Island and lower North Island at 7.19pm today. The epicentre was 60 km deep and felt strongly in Marlborough and Wellington. A  TVNZ report told of how highrise windows were shattered in the capital and apartments being evacuated, police said. “there has been damage…

Strong Earthquake Jolts Wellington

A magnitude 4.3 jolted the Wellington area at 5.27 this afternoon. This from geonet.org.nz Reference Number 3580231 Universal Time September 16 2011 at 5:27 NZ Standard Time Friday, September 16 2011 at 5:27 pm Latitude, Longitude 41.13°S, 174.69°E Focal Depth 50 km Richter magnitude 4.3 Region Wellington Location 10 km west of Porirua 20 km…