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#94000 3-Dec-2011 19:29
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  #553216 3-Dec-2011 19:38
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yep i felt it in UpperHutt!


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  #553217 3-Dec-2011 19:38
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didn't feel it in chch but saw the drum here picked it up , looks decent .. Anyone heard of any damage?

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  #553218 3-Dec-2011 19:39
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Felt it in Aro Valley. Enough of a shake to walk outside.

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  #553219 3-Dec-2011 19:43
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In central Wellington. Strong enough to have a number of things fall from shelves. No breakages though.

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  #553229 3-Dec-2011 20:00
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Yes to Greymouth.. used to them now.

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  #553245 3-Dec-2011 20:12
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made the filters fall out of the rangehood. i've been told its strongest earthquake to hit wellington since 1977, can anyone comment on the accuracy of that statement?


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  #553253 3-Dec-2011 20:30
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Yep, felt in Raumati Beach

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  #553255 3-Dec-2011 20:34
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Whopper in Whitby. Biggest I've felt in the 18 years I've lived in Wellington.

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  #553260 3-Dec-2011 20:43
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Felt it here in Nelson, wasn't very strong though.

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  #553265 3-Dec-2011 21:00
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i hope everyone is alright

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  #553266 3-Dec-2011 21:04
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I was sitting in the middle of a field at the lower hutt xmas in the park. Me and another guy seemed to feel it, but not many others. You was just a small roll that if you were moving you'd miss it.

Best place for an earthquake though, middle of a field with no building around.

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  #553271 3-Dec-2011 21:13
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Yes I felt it , it was 30 km out of picton I am in Blenheim in springlands.
I herd the rumbling then one big jolt. I thought it was a truck going passed at first.

You know how they say go under and table, well I was frozen I couldn't move it only lasted about 12 seconds or something.

I felt a very strong jolt man it was freaky. 

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  #553283 3-Dec-2011 22:00
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Was in a restaurant in central Wellington with the wife and a couple of friends. Felt like the place shook sideways very briefly then lurched forward and back a few times. It was kind of like the ground was sliding. Not the strongest I've felt here but it I'd say it was certainly the most amount of movement.

Don't know about strongest since 1977. I recall a fair quake around '93 (again, I was in the CBD) which was like a giant hand picked the building up a foot or two and dropped it again. Will have to look that one up...

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  #553285 3-Dec-2011 22:11
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I was actually out for dinner at Portofino and it was a pretty shark, sudden shake. Interestingly enough that building appears to be the only place that has suffered any reported damage.

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