Sunday, July 21, 2013

Earthquakes in Wellington

Earthquakes in Welly

 The first EQ was on Friday and a swarm today centred just off Wellington. 5.8 this morning and 6.5 tonight. A lot of minor damage in Wellington City but not much out in the Hutt Valley. There has also been a swarm of aftershocks througout the day too. These are actually out in Cook Strait and not in the double-faultlines through Wellington and the Hutt Valley. They will check things out properly tomorrow. The airport was out temporarily until a new navigation light system was set up. Ferry couldn't berth and commuter trains out for the day. They have only recently been operating fulltime since the massive storms we had a couple of weeks back. My niece in Christchurch 200 miles south rang because she was in her office at home and felt the shock. She was concerned for us afater all their experinces down there with major earthquakes from late 2010 and 2011 and 12000 aftershocks since. Earlier today I wrote on my FB timeline, a quiet Sunday. Yeah right!

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