Sunday, July 21, 2013

and now a 6.5 magnitude earthquake for Wellington, some minor damage this time

According to reports the quakes have emanated from a fault system about 30 km east of Seddon (Marlborough) and 11 km deep in the Cook Strait/Pacific Ocean area and don't involve the main continental plate fault that runs north-south through Wellington.  The main one today occurred at 5:09 pm and is rated at 6.5.

It seems from initial reports that damage, other than things knocked off shelves, involves some cracked building render and broken glass.

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