Wellington earthquake…

We had a pretty big earthquake here this morning – measured 5.5 on the Richter scale, and it was the first big one I’ve felt over here – quite exciting. Here are the details taken from the Geonet website: http://www.geonet.org.nz/x2354133g_l.html

Reference Number: 2354133/G
Universal Time: January 20 2005 at 18:56
NZ Daylight Time: Friday, January 21 2005 at 7:56 am
Latitude, Longitude: 41.09?S, 175.06?E
Focal Depth: 30 km
Richter Magnitude: 5.5

Within 5 km of Upper Hutt
20 km north-east of Lower Hutt
20 km south of Paraparaumu
30 km north-east of Wellington

Widely felt in the Wellington region.
Earthquake map

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