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Powerful earthquake rocks New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on July 21, 2013

M6.5 earthquake has damaged hundreds of buildings in Wellington: Eyewitness reports

The quake has damaged the parliament building and was felt as far north as Auckland.

There are reports of structural damage to building and power cuts in several Wellington suburbs. The airport authorities closed the airport temporarily. Train services were halted.

The damaging quake was centred about 30km east of Seddon, where large number of quakes have occurred since Friday.

The following is reproduced from FIRE-EARTH Blog:

M6.5 Quake Strikes Off the Coast of New Zealand

Posted by feww on July 21, 2013

Seismicity continues in Cook Strait, New Zealand

Event Time: 2013-07-21 17:09:31 [UTC+12:00 at epicenter]
Location: 41.713°S 174.443°E
Depth: 14.0km (8.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 46km (29mi) ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand
  • 54km (34mi) SSW of Wellington, New Zealand

Source: USGS/EHP

cook strait quake cluster
Cook Strait Earthquake Cluster Map. Source: Geonet NZ.

The first significant shock in the cluster, a magnitude 5.7, struck Friday morning local time, followed by a magnitude 5.8 Sunday morning.

On July 15, 2009, FIRE-EARTH said:

A Warning to Visitors to New Zealand:

Climatological and Geological Warning! The New Zealand region is about to experience significant climatological events and large-scale geological and tectonic activity over an extensive period of time. Would be visitors are advised to stay out of the area for the foreseeable future.

Will a magnitude 9.8 (MW) earthquake centered at 42° 00′ 59″ South, 175° 05′ 07″ East herald the end of New Zealand Islands?

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