Just had an earthquake in Hastings. No damage here but a good shake. Don't know where the epicentre is. My cat is freaked.
The appropriate XKCD comic :-p
Felt in New Plymouth. Not too strong, but noticeable.
Felt strongly in PN.
Watching all the Defence Force folks come out of their building by the Hokowhitu lagoon was....impressive hahaha.
Felt like it went on for a bit too
Details from Geonet originally:
When: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Where: 35 km south-west of Taumarunui \ Revised as 25 km south-west of Taumarunui
Magnitude: 6.7 \ Revised as 6.2
Depth: 193 km \ Revised as 207 km
6.7 Taumarunui, and very few reported it felt northwards when I checked Geonet, but it was felt as far south as Ashburton. ChCh here, not big, but big if its that far away
just a timely reminder who the boss really is.
Long in Wellington (7th Level office) but not strong at all. People in the meeting stopped talking for a while.
From my foundation sensor in Upper Riccarton, Christchurch:
(Equivalent here to a shallow M4 at Islington, Christchurch)
Significance is calculated from X = North / South, Y = West / East, Z = Up / Down.
If significance was over 3 it used to report to a USA University.
What's the measure on that chart?
Edit - sorry - didn't read it, m/s/s.
I didn't feel the quake. Coincidentally, the first quake I have felt for months was a shallow M3, epicentre <2km from out place, woke me up at about 6:20 this morning with a rumble and a small bump.
Felt as a sharp jolt, then a long drawn out rumble then another strong jolt in Grenada North. Sounds like earthquakes travel slowly, as I posted about it on Facebook after the first jolt, and some of my friends in Christchurch reckon it was 20-30 seconds later they felt it down there.
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Looks like just over 2 minutes to reach Christchurch from GeoNet's recorded time.