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…

Wellington’s Earthquake Prone Buildings

Yesterday we covered United Future’s release of the list of Wellington’s 808 potentially earthquake prone buildings. Mr Dunne said “I do not think people will behave in a knee-jerk way with this information, but they do have a right to know and make informed decisions about whether they wish to be in buildings that are…

Wellington Earthquake. Are You Prepared?

A reader has sent in a link to a video which depicts the possible scenario after a large scale (8.2) earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. The Wellington Fault – New Zealand’s “most dangerous geological hazard” link Bearing in mind the disruption that a smaller scale 7.1 earthquake (and…