Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Did the earth move for you?

Apparently there was an earthquake near Wellington this morning. I haven't felt an earthquake in ages, I'm beginning to feel that it's all just a conspiracy of seismologists.

Anyway, here's what GeoNet says happened:

NZ Daylight Time: Tuesday, November 11 2008 at 6:20 am
Latitude, Longitude: 41.75°S, 174.40°E
Focal Depth: 60 km
Richter magnitude: 4.0
Region: Marlborough
30 km east of Seddon
50 km south-east of Blenheim
60 km south-west of Wellington

Felt in Rarangi and Wellington.

Did you feel this earthquake? If you did, fill in a GeoNet Felt Earthquake Report and then comment here to gloat about it.


Wild Land said...

There were two quakes, both felt at Tawa. The mag 4.0 at 6:20 a.m. was followed by a mag 3.1 eleven minutes later.

Porirua EMO said...

Couldn't find a GeoNet entry for the following one.

Wild Land said...

You'll find it in their searchable database. They don't publish details of all quakes on their website.

Wild Land said...

GeoNet's handy searchable database can be found here -

Date and time is in Universal Time, so we currently need to add 13 hours to the times shown to translate it into NZ Daylight Time.

You can use your mouse to draw a target area on the map and reduce the output. The IMS 1.0 (under Output Options) gives the tidiest list of events.

Porirua EMO said...

Thanks for that!