Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The whole of New Zealand feels magnitude 6.3 earthquake

The Top of the South and Lower North Island rocked by magnitude 6.3 earthquake

Geonet listed the magnitude as 6.3.

The magnitude 6.3 quake struck at 7.38pm on Wednesday evening and was centred 50km northwest of Paraparaumu and at a depth of 50km. 

Geonet classified the quake as ‘strong’.

Geonet received 60688 people from the top the North Island to the bottom of the South Island report feeling the quake. The majority of those called the shake light.

In Tasman, Nelson like Marlborough and up through Wellington many felt a very severe jolt. In Richmond the jolt was sever and went on for about 15 seconds.

Facebook’s Tasman and Nelson pages had 100’s of comments and over 500 shares of the NZ Cicil Defence reporting the shake.

The National Emergency Management Agency had cleared any threats of a tsunami following the quake, while partner agencies and councils were checking for any superficial damage.

NZ Civil Defence Tweeted “Noah a big shake there!” Gave details of the quake and went on “It is already a really stressful time for people -  look after yourself and the people around you.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson said it had not been alerted to any incidents relating to the quake.

Pigeon Post News Richmond, Tasman.

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