6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Tens of Thousands in New Zealand

todayFebruary 15, 2023

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According to the New Zealand Herald, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Wellington, New Zealand, causing widespread shaking and fear among tens of thousands of people. The quake was described as “massive” and “scary” by some residents, and it was followed by at least 30 seconds of moderate shaking.

The quake occurred at 7:38 pm and was centered approximately 50km northwest of Paraparaumu at a depth of 48km, with GeoNet classifying the shaking as strong. By 8 pm, more than 60,000 people across both the North and South Islands reported feeling the quake, including those in Auckland and Christchurch. However, the National Emergency Management Agency has advised that there is no tsunami threat. Shortly after, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit 45km southwest of Taumarunui at a depth of 78km.

Written by: Relaks Radio

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