4.2 magnitude earthquake reported north of Christchurch, NZ – 5.3 magnitude quake follows

December 30, 2011NEW ZEALAND - A deep 4.2 earthquake in Marlborough this morning was felt in Picton and Wellington, according to GNS Science. The quake struck at 8.31am, and was centered 30km west of Picton, near the Rai Valley, at a depth of 100km. GNS Science received reports the quake was felt in Havelock, Maraetai Bay, Picton, Te Aro, Newton, and Churton Park. The earthquake was centered 30km west of Picton, near the Rai Valley, at a depth of 100km. –NZ Herald 
Another moderate quake: A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck close to the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was measured only about 14 km (9 miles) northeast of the city. It was another in a series of quakes that have rattled the city since a major earthquake killed almost 200 people there 10 months ago. There were no immediate reports of a tsunami warning. A quake of a similar magnitude was felt in the area on Dec. 23, sending terrified residents from their houses but causing no casualties or major damage. Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, is still recovering from a quake measuring 6.3 that killed 182 people in February and caused up to NZ$20 billion ($15.5 billion) in damage. –Chicago Tribune
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3 Responses to 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported north of Christchurch, NZ – 5.3 magnitude quake follows

  1. Nikkoale says:

    There has been a little cluster of tremors in Baja within an hour or so. The largest is a 4.3.

  2. yamkin says:

    6 RECORDED EARTHQUAKES DIRECT FROM NEW ZEALAND FOR 30th DECEMBER 2011
    Magnitude 4.4, Depth 15 km, Friday, December 30 2011 at 4:45 am (NZDT), 20 km north-east of Christchurch
    Magnitude 4.2, Depth 100 km, Friday, December 30 2011 at 8:31 am (NZDT), 30 km west of Picton
    Magnitude 3.1, Depth 7 km, Friday, December 30 2011 at 9:24 am (NZDT), 10 km south-east of Christchurch
    Magnitude 3.3, Depth 6 km, Friday, December 30 2011 at 10:00 am (NZDT), 10 km east of Christchurch
    Magnitude 3.3, Depth 7 km, Friday, December 30 2011 at 8:13 pm (NZDT), 10 km north-east of Christchurch
    Magnitude 3.7, Depth 8 km, Friday, December 30 2011 at 9:39 pm (NZDT), 10 km north-east of Christchurch

  3. luisport says:

    New Zealand

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