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QUAKE HITS N.Z.

jaywaptijaywapti Senior MemberPosts: 4,981 Senior Member
6.2 earthquake hits N.Z. i have no other info as of now.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,862 Senior Member
  • das68das68 Posts: 662 Senior Member

    Civil Defence Minister Kris Fa’afoi said civil emergency groups were actively checking the country for damage but there had been no reports of anything “major”, nor injuries or fatalities.

    The quake struck at 3.13pm local time and GeoNet has so far reported more than 15,000 ‘felt’ reports, with the strongest shaking reported in Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson.





  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I hope our Kiwi friends are OK.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Hope no major damage is found or people were hurt. That would be one heck of an early wakeup call.
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  • das68das68 Posts: 662 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #6

    More than 15,000 people reported feeling the strong magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck central New Zealand on Tuesday afternoon.

    The quake was initially reported as 6.7M. It struck at a depth of 207 kilometres about 25km south-west of Taumarunui, at around 3.13pm.

    In Wellington, Parliament was suspended on the advice of Civil Defence.

    Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi said there were no reports of damage or increased volcanic activity.


    Seismologist Dr John Ristau said the nature of deep quakes meant their effects spread far more widely.

    "In these deep quakes, it takes a while for all the energy released to get up to the surface. By the time it does, it has already spread a fair distance from the quake's location," Ristau said.

    There were no reports of significant damage caused by the quake, and Civil Defense advised there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand.






  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Sounds good so far as to damage or injuries to people.
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  • das68das68 Posts: 662 Senior Member
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,178 Senior Member
    Was there an earthquake?

    Didnt feel a thing.  Thanks for your concern though.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,182 Senior Member
    6.2? Enough to get your attention, not enough to be concerned with.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    Was there an earthquake?

    Didnt feel a thing.  Thanks for your concern though.
    Rumor on the internet said there was one. :D
    Glad to hear you're O.K. and that it looks like a non event, so far. We'uns tend to worry when our friends are, or appear to be, in harms way. :)
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  • Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior Member Posts: 740 Senior Member
    Christchurch is on the south island, Alec lives on the north island, near Aukland.  Glad to hear he didn't even know about it. :D
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    Was there an earthquake?

    Didnt feel a thing.  Thanks for your concern though.
    Yes there was, your date was not as good as you thought she was... 😎
    The vibrations from the quake, were swimming upstream, against the merlot.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,141 Senior Member
    Must of been very minor or deep as we never felt anything down our way
    thanks though Gentlemen.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
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