Earthquake strikes off Taranaki coast
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:42p.m.
By 3 News online staff
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has been felt across the lower half of the North Island, and the upper South Island.
The quake was centred out to sea at a depth of 230 km, according to GeoNet.
It was located 60km south of Opunake on the Taranaki coast, and 170km northwest of Wellington.
It struck at 10:36pm, and there have been no reports of serious damage or injury so far.
Reports suggest the quake was felt as far south as Christchurch and as far north as Te Kuiti in Waikato.
The quake has not created a tsunami threat, according to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office.
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17/08/2012 2:08:05 p.m.
well, according to the westboro baptist church ..........
10/08/2012 11:45:48 p.m.
its not cool the warning systems there arent any by the looks of it.
keep cool its scary crazy whats happening to our country at the moment.
nobody really knowes whats going to happen next. best wishes
9/07/2012 4:14:24 a.m.
omg what is happening too our country new ealand we have o lok after it . this is so sd to hear about this matter
4/07/2012 11:23:22 a.m.
Heather Watson wrote:
That brought back memories of the Japan Tsunami and earthquake and that took its toll on many people including myself. When I felt this one I thought OMG here we go again..My house shook felt like it was taken off the ground no damage thank goodness..About time the drilling etc stopped as this must have an impact on these quakes..
4/07/2012 9:29:03 a.m.
WOW it was a big 1 here in feilding, went for ages aswell... havent felt 1 thatstrong or for as long for ages...
4/07/2012 9:00:23 a.m.
Felt it in Taihape, it was quiet violent, the dvds fell off my tv, my hole house was shaking and creeking, it was soo loud, i think my son new it was coming just before it hit cos he was moaning at me to hold his hand that he was scared than BOOM!! Scarey, hope we dont feel anymore scariest thing i've experienced yet
4/07/2012 8:38:46 a.m.
If you both read this, Gavin and Amanda and children, I hope you are ok not too shaken. I think you have taken the quakes from Ch.Ch. up there with you.
4/07/2012 8:21:47 a.m.
val weir wrote:
Keep safe NZ, thinking of you all from Darwin Aus, I guess there will be more kiwis over here now. Darwin has lots of kiwi's and a tropical weather cycle which is great.
4/07/2012 8:07:07 a.m.
I was fast a sleep and woke up to thinking i was a on boat but was so sleepy and it was so long it rocked me back to sleep kinda like i was dreaming. Shocked to hear it lasted up to 45 seconds! I swear thats the longest quake ive been through in my life we only get 5 to 10 second quakes MAX here in Hastings area. I think its safe to say that the entire country felt this one what an amazing shake.
4/07/2012 7:51:13 a.m.
Opunake, South Taranaki 10.38pm approximately.
The sofa started to feel like a rollercoaster and the building like a fairground Fun House, we just looked across the room at each other as we slowly realised it was a quake. It lasted some time as our single storey house slowly settled back on its foundation and our pictures and lights stoped swinging. This was our first experience of an earthquake, the adrenalen started to pump around ... just a little.
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