Monday, November 29, 2010

More shaking

Canterbury is still having aftershocks, but the lower North Island seems to be keen on muscling in on the earthquake action with a 3.5 near Kimbolton on Friday, a 5.4 and 3.6 for Masterton yesterday, and a 5.0 70km east of New Plymouth at 12:26 this afternoon, though the most recent one was significantly deeper than the others at 230km down.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Masterton quake

A quake measuring 5.4 at a depth of 30km hit 10km northwest of Masterton at 2.22pm. I actually felt that one as a bit of a wobble. Hopefully everyone out that way is okay?

EDIT: Canterbury doesn't get to hog all the aftershocks, Masterton got one of its own with a 3.6 about 20 minutes after the intial quake.
EDIT 29/11 - and another aftershock 2.8 at 1:38pm

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Woo, it's rockin' around here!

And another local quake - 4.2, 5km from Upper Hutt! -

You'll never guess... Okay, yes, you will. I didn't feel that one either...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A local quake

Once again I missed a local earthquake!

Here's the Geonet report:

The following earthquake has been recorded by GNS:
Reference number: 3408997/G
Universal Time: 2010/11/18 01:41:30
Local time (NZDT): 02:41 PM on Thursday 18 November 2010
Latitude, Longitude: 41.08S, 175.10E
NZ Map Grid (E, N): 2686000, 6012000
NZ Trans Merc (E, N): 1776000, 5451000
Location: 10 km north-east of Upper Hutt
Focal depth: 30
Magnitude: 3.4
Web page:
Web service:

Felt in Porirua and Lower Hutt.

Don't forget to fill in a Felt Quake report (follow the link above) if you noticed it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Missed another one

While some friends of mine in Christchurch are playing magnitude bingo with the the aftershocks, we've had a quake of our own. At least, Stuff tells me we did -, I didn't feel a thing! Did anyone else feel it?

PS: For Canterbury's sake, I hope one particular friend doesn't get to call bingo, he needs a 5.0 to "win", and I don't think anyone wins with one of those.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Local shakes

Aftershocks continue in Canterbury, but some other plaes around the country are getting in on the earthquake action with a series of quakes near Gisborne, and some slightly more local ones - one 30km west of Bulls on Monday afternoon, and another 100km north of Picton on Monday evening. I didn't feel any of them, did you?

If you do feel an earthquake, don't forget to visit and fill in the Felt Quake report.

And in other news, I see that 3 Kiwis haven't reported in after the tsunami in Indonesia on the 16th of October. Fingers crossed they are just somewhere remote without phone coverage.