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# 37635 15-Jul-2009 21:40
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In Invercargill at the moment (bloody freezing) and just felt the most amazing earthquake!!

Quite gentle, guess it must be pretty deep.

My son in Dunedin felt it, and I've just had a call from a collegue in Te Anau who felt it really strongly - his wife in Christchurch felt it as well!!

Anyone else??!?




 

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  # 235850 15-Jul-2009 21:48
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The first one measured up at 8.2, the aftershock was 7.9 according to the USGS:



http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/10/170_-45.php


Edit: Both were downgraded to one quake at 7.8




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  # 235857 15-Jul-2009 21:58
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geonet just reported M6.6 90km NW of Tuatapere. 5km deep.




 

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  # 235859 15-Jul-2009 22:00
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Bloody marvelous, the earth just moved and my wife is 200km away - typical!!?!




 

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  # 235862 15-Jul-2009 22:08
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Yip, felt it here in dunedin.
Was gentle for a start as well, apart from a 10-15 second stint of slighty more shakey stuff.... and then gently hung around for about 2 mins after.

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  # 235866 15-Jul-2009 22:26
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US Geological survey has confirmed the quake @ 7.8
Geonet still sitting on 6.6

which would be right?

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  # 235871 15-Jul-2009 22:39
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Invercargill is still here :), but I am on standby for Red Cross in case we get called out. Apparently lots of power outages around the place, burst water main in Winton.

Just heard an Emergency Operations Centre has been established. CivilDefence.govt.nz says a state of emergency, but I don't trust that at the moment.

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  # 235876 15-Jul-2009 22:49
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Geonet has just revised the quake to 7.8
I think thats the biggest quake we've had in NZ since I've been alive

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  # 235878 15-Jul-2009 22:52
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Was a doozy.

I tend to have super hearing/balance and quakes always get me. This one was no different. Nausea kicked in as the roof creeked.

(Christchurch)

Knew something was up when the pager went off telling me quake in tuatapere as it happened :P

Someone in the know said geonet server was reaching 20-30mbps at peak. Woohoo

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  # 235880 15-Jul-2009 22:53
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I can confirm we had a tsunami too - 17cm high, but a tsunami none the less.

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  # 235882 15-Jul-2009 22:54
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Holyheck. 7.8 is epic. I thought Geonet had it right with 6.6, but it's kinda exciting now.

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  # 235884 15-Jul-2009 22:58
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I thought I felt something! I'm in central Christchurch, so it must have been a big one! The blinds on the windows were swinging and I couldn't figure out why - I even checked if there was a strong breeze outside, but there was nothing

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  # 235885 15-Jul-2009 23:00
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17cm Tidal wave confirmed just south of haast

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  # 235888 15-Jul-2009 23:04
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Tsunami warning cancellation: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/pacific/2009/pacific.2009.07.15.104745.txt

Sounds like that 17cm was a coastal wave. Would have been epic if it was 17cm in the deep ocean.

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