Skip to comments.Magnitude 7.8 - OFF WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, N.Z.
Posted on 07/15/2009 5:17:21 AM PDT by null and void
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|Depth||35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program|
|Region||OFF WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, N.Z.|
|Distances||150 km (95 miles) WNW of Invercargill, New Zealand
175 km (110 miles) WSW of Queenstown, New Zealand
300 km (185 miles) W of Dunedin, New Zealand
825 km (510 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 11.1 km (6.9 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST= 44, Nph= 44, Dmin=322.8 km, Rmss=1.58 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
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Tsunami alert issued, rescinded for NZ, still active for SE Oz.
So, what’s shakin’?
Hobbits and children hit hardest...
Great Cthulhu Rises!
Mine has better graphics...
(grin!) I’m good so far, up here in the Waitakere Ranges. Could be I’ll have waterfront property by morning but!
I’m pretty sure Shaggy didn’t feel it either.
yes it does and more info. you put alot into this
Baby Cthulhu! How cute!
He’s our new Green friend.
That means Sydney.
Say hello to my li’l frien’
Were there any beached marine life onshore before this hit?
I had been hoping to be visiting there now, but didn’t so I missed it... :-(
Her elbow healed!
She’s been soaking it in salt water...
What isn’t shakin’?
Liberals are rockin’ it alright.
How common is this sort of quake activity so far south? I have friends and a distributor based in little old Oamaru and expect that town would not do well in a tsunami situation.
PS: IMHO, NZ is still, acre for acre, the most beautiful spot on Planet Earth.
Your recollection of our geography and geology is exactly right. And our volcanology, for that matter!
> How common is this sort of quake activity so far south? I have friends and a distributor based in little old Oamaru and expect that town would not do well in a tsunami situation.
Earth quakes happen all the time in that part of New Zealand. The Southern Alps run down the back of South Island like a spine, right on either side of the fault line. They were created by two plates ramming into each other.
Oamaru is a beautiful little town on the east coast (safely over on the other side), before you get to Dunedin. It’s probably hi enough up that it wouldn’t get too badly done by a Tsunami (of course, that’s a relative term I realize).
> PS: IMHO, NZ is still, acre for acre, the most beautiful spot on Planet Earth.
Thanks for that.
You know, I’d have to agree with you. I was born and raised in Vancouver, which is also a lovely spot, but New Zealand is definitely home.
Oamaru is near Timaru about halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin/Invercargill on the east coast..
There;s an old volcano up in Christchurch..
The West Coast has the most earthquakes...
The Nelso and West Coast provinces..
But Oamaru, Timaru, Whaipicarou...
Here is an update of the earthquake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10584761 , including reader experiences of the earthquake.
,,, didn’t feel a thing. Apparently NZL has shifted about 12”. The best shift though was the one in our last elections.
Admit it, you miss Helen...
,,, not enough to travel to New York to see her - she’s yours now!
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