Friday, 28 August 2009


Whoah! We just had a nice little earthquake here in Wellington.

It was not (at my location at least) strong enough to cause any damage - except maybe to my nerves. NZ apartment buildings bounce and vibrate and creak quite well.

It was a 5.2 - a respectable minor shake.

Details from GNS Science / GeoNet:
NZ Standard Time:Friday, 28 August 2009 at 2:10 am
Latitude, Longitude:41.44°S, 174.72°E
Location:20 km south of Wellington
Focal depth:30 km
Richter magnitude:5.2
Location map
Shaking reports

Update: there have been aftershocks, but none of it did any damage. More info

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