Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Major earthquake

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
man this was un-nerving - a soft gentle roll that came and went 4 times - and lasted better part of a minute. We are sitting near major fault lines - yet it has been ages since we felt a decent quake in Christchurch - but this was something else. So far the only thing damaged here are our nerves - not sure though further south!!

New Zealand Earthquake Report - Jul 15 2009 at 9:22 pm (NZST)

Magnitude 6.6, Wednesday, July 15 2009 at 9:22 pm (NZST), 90 km north-west of Tuatapere.

Quake Details

Information about this earthquake:

Reference Number 3124785/G
Universal Time July 15 2009 at 9:22
NZ Standard Time Wednesday, July 15 2009 at 9:22 pm
Latitude, Longitude 45.78°S, 166.68°E
Focal Depth 5 km
Richter magnitude 6.6
Region Fiordland
  • 90 km north-west of Tuatapere
  • 90 km south-west of Te Anau
  • 150 km north-west of Invercargill
  • 300 km west of Dunedin

Felt in most parts of the South Island.


Well I can report in that the above figure as incorrect!! the first shake registered at 7.8 with a afterschock (10 min later) 6.1

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