Large 7.0 quake felt from Bay of Plenty to Canterbury - GNS Science

Large 7.0 quake felt from Bay of Plenty to Canterbury – GNS Science

(NZ Herald) A large earthquake has been felt across the North and South Islands tonight.

The 7.0 magnitude quake was centred 60 km south-west of Opunake at a depth of 257 kilometres.

The earthquake was felt across the North Island from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty and down to Wellington and as far south as Canterbury.

The earthquake was heavily felt in Wellington city where many residents took to social media sites to report of a long, rumbling quake.

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office has said there is no tsunami threat from tonight’s earthquake.

A Fire Service spokesman said there had been no reports of significant damage yet.

“It is at a depth of 257 kms, which means we are pretty lucky at the moment.”

A small aftershock of magnitude 3.8 struck 15 km east of Christchurch just after 11pm.

- NZ Herald staff

(3) Comments

  1. Barbara Jephson

    Interesting Katherine Nolan... think this is ring of fire stuff...We(countries) surrounding sit on the ring of fire and the pressure skirts the ring and pressure is released at certain spots whether weakness in crust or whether it just builds up then lets go don't know... So keep safe in Los Angeles

  2. Kathryn Nolan

    Just wanted to say that the reason i came to this site is because we felt an earthquake here in Los Angeles we were waiting to see if the news would say anything but they didn't so thought we would look it up.pretty sure it was this one.?It is 11:35 now,don't know the time difference.

    1. Kathryn Nolan

      well i just noticed there is a time difference it is July 3rd so we felt this all the way here!

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