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Topic # 126838 21-Jul-2013 17:23
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That was a big one 6.9 according to GEONET. They seem to be getting bigger.

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  Reply # 863114 21-Jul-2013 17:28
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Just moved from Wellington to Christchurch, seems to have been a smart move...

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  Reply # 863117 21-Jul-2013 17:32
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RunningMan: Depends who you ask!

Stuff reporting it as 6.9
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8945358/Big-quake-shakes-central-New-Zealand

Geonet already revising downwards to 6.5
http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2013p543824


It will continue to be revised, as they get more data. Initially it said 6.1, then up to 6.9, now 6.5. Stuff still says 6.8.  The number can be a bit meaningless, as it largely depends on what is actually felt at ground level on the 'felt scale', as to how bad it is. But was one of the worst ones I have felt while in Wellington. For reference the first Christchurch one was 6.3, followed months later by the aftershock of 7.1.

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  Reply # 863118 21-Jul-2013 17:33
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It seems to take an hour or so before Geonet settle on a magnitude, presumably as they factor in data from other seismographs that have detected it.

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  Reply # 863121 21-Jul-2013 17:36
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Previous quakes this weekend felt in Johnsonville, but just a rolling.

This one was actually a very long one, noisy and strong. Lucky no broken or fallen things here at home. Stay safe folks.




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  Reply # 863123 21-Jul-2013 17:37
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First earthquake that has made me get under my doorframe just in-case. I live on Tinakori road (wellington) which is literally right on a fault line :/

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  Reply # 863124 21-Jul-2013 17:40
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Lived in Paraparaumu all my life (sad to say that's well over 50 years!) and would have to say that this was probably the biggest shake our house has had.  Sommet (AFL!) on Freeview went off air as a result as well :-( - was fascinating to watch significant amounts of water slopping over the edge of the swimming pool as a result.  Hoping Wgtn hasn't fared too badly.





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  Reply # 863128 21-Jul-2013 17:50
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In the Johnsonville area.

Few things fell off shelves, nothing broke thankfully.

Watched my monitor wobble back and forth from my door, I honestly thought it was going to topple over. One of the, if not the biggest earthquakes I've felt in my life.

Neighbours all standing outside after the quake with children crying.

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  Reply # 863129 21-Jul-2013 17:52
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Anyone know what central Wellington's like? Bit shaky here in the 'burbs but nothing the old house can't handle. I'm charging everything though, and turning the heat up in case it gets cold later and we lose power.

Of course my disaster supplies are topped up, all preparations done. Hope everyone else has too, because stock is going to be pretty low by now.




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  Reply # 863132 21-Jul-2013 17:57
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Christchurch? Wellington?

Auckland?

Yeah well that wouldn't be so bad.




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  Reply # 863133 21-Jul-2013 17:58
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On my earlier Freeview comment, I'm still without any signal on the Kapiti Coast - as a matter of interest, rather than start a new topic, any of my fellow coasters suffering the same fate??





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  Reply # 863137 21-Jul-2013 18:07
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Some more shakes just now. From Twitter:













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  Reply # 863138 21-Jul-2013 18:08
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Unusual earthquakes - getting larger with time.

God decided enough of the politicians antics perhaps? But, hasn't quite got there yet.

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  Reply # 863142 21-Jul-2013 18:13
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That is the 1st Earthquake I've ever felt in Hamilton, we were in Carls JR at the time and my partner noticed the lights were significantly swaying. I thought it was just the air con but the Geonet App notified a 6.8 quake (initial reading)
Nothing moved at home.

I've got the Geonet App to notify on anything moderate, its going off roughly at the rate of one per min currently

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  Reply # 863143 21-Jul-2013 18:15
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Interesting about the telly thing, I was watching freeviewHD here in the wairarapa. Our transmitter tends to go out when it rains, but with the earthquake it didn't even drop a frame. It has microwave backhaul too. Wow, annoying.
Otherwise the earthquake was for us like being on the Interislander, but on land.





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