New Zealand’s South Island shaken by three quakes

March 20, 2011CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – Three aftershocks, one a strong 5.1 magnitude, have rattled earthquake-weary residents of Christchurch. Christchurch was ravaged by a 6.3 earthquake on February 22 that killed more than 150 people and has experienced many aftershocks in the month since then. But three tremors rolled across the city in quick succession on Sunday night, one of 4.5 at 9.43pm (1943 AEDT), the second of 5.1 four minutes later and the third of 2.9. The second and third shocks were in almost exactly the same location – 10km east of the city and 10km and ll km deep. No damage was immediately reported. One source told NZPA the first tremor was what Christchurch residents had become accustomed to as a “fairly standard” aftershock but the second jolt was much stronger and lasted far longer. –Herald Sun
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9 Responses to New Zealand’s South Island shaken by three quakes

  1. Toddalan1 says:

    I think the media wanted another “Japan”. To them the Supermoon was a BIG FLOP. I don’t think the people of Japan or Christchurch would see it that way at all. This is my safe haven, I can come here and know what I am seeing is true. The media is just so biased and sensationalized. I can’t even stand to watch anymore. Excellence here as usual! :0)


  2. Bundy says:

    I think the first shake was actually a 3 mag in Christchurch.There were also 3 earthquakes in Twizel New Zealand yesterday as well.I believe a 4.6 and 2 at 4.3 mag. Apparently there were 2 more in Twizel, but for some unknown reason Geonet have not put these up. Other shakes around the country too…..Thanks Extinction Protocol, keep up the good work.


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  4. karl says:

    why are they being called aftershocks ?, from what I can see Christchurch has had about ten earthquakes a day fro the past 6 months, They should have evacuated Christchurch at the first dozen or so, calling them aftershocks means most people in NZ think Christchurch has had two earth quakes which I believe is misleading and irresposible.
    Good coveage of lots of stuff here, thanks


  5. Mark says:

    Does anyone know the name of the New Zealand mathematician that predicted a 3rd large quake event on Mar 20th?
    I was in NZ when the quake happened and this man appeared on 6:00 news there and was absolutely riduculed. I guess he is having the last laugh now….
    Would be interesting to get hold of him and hear his theories.
    Awesome website btw – finally a place where one can get a factual digest of the scope of things happening.


  6. Mark says:

    I just found this article dated Mar 3rd from the Herald Sun on the matter. The guy’s name is Ken Ring.


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