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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 82km S of Brooklyn, New Zealand on Sunday, 21 July 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 46km ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand on Sunday, 21 July 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 46km ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand on Sunday, 21 July 2013
Date & time: Sunday, 21 July 2013 05:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, July 21, 2013 17:09:31
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.7134°S / 174.4431°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (313 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 21 Jul 2013
Sun, 21 Jul 05:09 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmCook Strait, New ZealandGFZ
Sun, 21 Jul 05:09 UTCM 6.6 / 2 km COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALANDEMSC
Sun, 21 Jul 05:09 UTCM 6.6 / 20 kmCook Strait, New ZealandGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Hastings, New Zealand / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
wairoa (390.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Wellington (54.7 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was at function with 200 people everyone ran for posts to hold quite strong felt like it was intensifying back in hotel room cracks in gyprock plaster, tv fell and broke kitchen draws out book shelf fell over light fittings falling out of walls
west coast / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
New Plymouth / MMI IV (Light shaking)
New Plymouth / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
blenheim pac n save / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
napier / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Wellington (67.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Our 2 story shook from side to side after a prolonged rumble, dishes clattered together as the house swayed
Kihikihi / MMI IV (Light shaking)
waikanae / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Quite strong shaking Power lines swaying and light on pole swinging aftershocks continue.
Grenada Village Wellington / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We are in Grenada Village off Johnsonville in Wellington. We have been feeling EQs from last few days but this one was quite severe. It shook for approx 15 seconds and some ornaments and picture frames fell down.Checking on the emergency kit and getting ready with torch, radio ......
Denpasar, Bali / MMI II (Very weak shaking): short slight shake
Paraparaumu (72.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): terrifying
Palmerston North / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Wellington (New Zealand) (52 km NE from epicenter)(no details): The earthquake was rather strong and resulted in power loss over the suburb for half an hour. It felt like being on a boat on a stormy sea, and lasted around 20 seconds. Hundreds of aftershocks (many quite perceptible) were registered and are still occurring as I type this. (via EMSC)
Raglan (New Zealand) (434 km N from epicenter)(no details): My friend called and told me he had felt it. He said it was a light swaying. He lives in a pole house. (via EMSC)
Nelson (New Zealand) (111 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Hope it doesn't. Get bigger (via EMSC)
Wellington (New Zealand) (50 km N from epicenter)(no details): A number of small aftershocks - strange rolling feeling! (via EMSC)

 

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