Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake - Christchurch, New Zealand

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When you need a news channel ... they are busy celebrating Scalia ...
 
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http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

I was following the quakes around Christchurch since 2010, and it seems things were quieting down during 2013-2015.

USGS - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005019#general_region
Date/time 2016-02-14 00:13:43 (UTC)
Lat 43.503 °S, Long 172.843 °E
Depth=8.2 km (5.1 mi)
Yes it's been a while since we had anything significant so yesterday's series was quite a surprise. Fortunately no injuries and no serious damage, all schools and the University are open today.

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Yup, M 5.8 (USGS) (5.7 GNS) is a significant event, specially so close to a large populated area
where building ( those left standing from the earlier events) have already been stressed

my daughter, living on the south side of central Christchurch, said it was the strongest she had felt since the 2011 events .... It was a "get into doorway " sized shake, she told me


recorded it well on my seismo ....

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will still be visible for a few more hours ( ~ 7 - 8)


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Not related to Christchurch, but this earthquake was felt by some in Christchurch before -- https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/30830261/severe-earthquake-south-of-new-zealand/

"It hit at 10km depth at 8:28am and a number of felt reports have been logged since then in Invercargill, Dunedin and as far north as Christchurch." Magnitude 6.0.

I am sure today in Parliament a statement will be made about the Christchurch earthquake.
 
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Not related to Christchurch, but this earthquake was felt by some in Christchurch before -- https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/30830261/severe-earthquake-south-of-new-zealand/

"It hit at 10km depth at 8:28am and a number of felt reports have been logged since then in Invercargill, Dunedin and as far north as Christchurch." Magnitude 6.0.

I am sure today in Parliament a statement will be made about the Christchurch earthquake.
yeah another decent one ... .I saw it starting to arrive on my seismo 30 mins before I left home for work
2 events on the seismo currently, 5.9 Tonga and the M 6.2 Auckland Isl reg. South of the South Island of NZ

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EDIT .... meant to also comment .... This event has produced one of the larger T-Wave signals I have so far recorded. very obvious on the geophone E-W channel @ 19:48 - 19:50 UT

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http://www.inthehouse.co.nz/video/41507 [Broken]

Questions about the Christchurch earthquakes posed to the Minister for Building and Housing.
 
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I am guessing that is the Mt Cook earthquake from today: https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/30876689/earthquake-hits-mt-cook/
No it was the M 4.3 aftershock a couple of km's NW of the M5.8 :smile:

The Mt Cook event is on a different fault, far away


I'll be down in Christchurch 11-13 March. Hope no earthquakes occur while I am there!
have fun, a high probability that you may feel several smaller events, there's still many of them occurring each day

Dave
 

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