Nice earthquake this morning. I was at a meeting in the Hutt Valley Emergency Management Office, when some of us felt it. There were a few questions as to whether someone had been shaking the table or not, but we knew that if it had been an earthquake, our phones would soon beep to tell us that Geonet had recorded something - and sure enough...
The following earthquake has been recorded by GNS:
Local time (NZST): 10:17 AM on Wednesday 25 August 2010
Latitude, Longitude: 40.14S, 174.87E
NZ Map Grid (E, N): 2670000, 6117000
NZ Trans Merc (E, N): 1760000, 5556000
Location: 30 km south-west of Whanganui
Focal depth: 30
Web page: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/3361067g.html
Web service: http://www.geonet.org.nz/services/quake/3361067g
Strongly felt in Whanganui.
Did you feel it here in Porirua? If so, don't forget to fill in a felt report.