Tag Archives: New Zealand Earthquake 2010

Christchurch Hit by Aftershocks

An emergency centre has been set up in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after a series of violent aftershocks rattled the city on Sunday, cutting electricity supplies, damaging buildings and forcing evacuations. The biggest aftershock was 4.9-magnitude and came

Earthquake Hits New Zealand

There have been reports of damage in Masterton and Otaki after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake rattled the lower North Island this afternoon. The quake struck 10 kilometres north-west of Masterton at 2.22pm at a depth of 30km, according to the

More Quakes Shake Christchurch

After a couple of relatively quiet days, Christchurch has experienced another wave of aftershocks with two of them measuring over 4 on the Richter scale. The Christchurch earthquake on the 4th September has been followed by a couple of thousand

More Quakes Shake New Zealand

A shallow earthquake has rattled the Manawatu and Wellington this afternoon. GNS Science says the magnitude 4.2 earthquake was located 30km west of Bulls at the shallow depth of 12km, meaning it would have felt stronger. It struck at 1.35pm.

Another Quake Hits Christchurch

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA – Christchurch has been struck by another sizeable shallow earthquake, described as a big jolt by residents who have lived through about 2000 aftershocks since last month’s magnitude 7.1 quake rocked Canterbury. The magnitude 4.8 quake

Destructive Weather Kills Dozens

Video Report: Typhoon Megi left destruction in the Philippines, and now heads for China. Christchurch, New Zealand is rattled by another strong aftershock, and flooding rains cause more misery in Haiti.

Strong Quake Hits Christchurch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An earthquake rattled the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday, cutting power and phone service and sending some residents running into the streets just weeks after a more powerful quake caused extensive damage. New

Canterbury NZ hit by two quakes

Canterbury residents were last night shaken awake by two big aftershocks – exactly a month after the devastating 7.1 earthquake. The first quake – magnitude 5 and centred 30km east of Darfield – was felt throughout the South Island, including

Strong Quake hits New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) — A strong but deep earthquake struck off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island on late Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake at

New Quakes Shake New Zealand

There has been more earthquake activity in Canterbury this morning and overnight with eight strong aftershocks continuing to rattle the region. Aftershocks were felt today at around 3am and 7am and there were two in quick succession at around 10.20am.

Christchurch State Of Emergency Extended

Civic officials in the earthquake-ravaged Christchurch region of New Zealand have delayed plans to lift a state of emergency. Local mayors say the state of emergency needs to remain in place until at least noon tomorrow (local time).

Flooding And Animal Sickness Hit Farmers After New Zealand Earthquakes

Farmer Paget Milsom last night worried that a rising river could top its banks and flood a faultline cutting through his property towards his house. Mr Milsom has spent the past week digging out the bottom of the Hororata River

Christchurch reopens no-go zones after quake

New Zealand authorities have lifted the cordon in the heart of quake-hit Christchurch, one week after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s second largest city. And as aftershocks continued to hit and a state of emergency remained in place in

Christchurch warned of stronger aftershocks

Christchurch residents have been warned they may not be through the worst of the strong aftershocks which continue to hit the New Zealand city. The agency charged with dealing with Saturday’s earthquake is telling residents that aftershocks stronger than any

New Zealand hit by 5.2 Quake

A MAGNITUDE-5.2 earthquake has hit New Zealand’s North Island, the US Geological Survey says. The quake struck the east coast of the North Island, near Palmerston North, at 10.48am local time today (8.48am AEST), the USGS reported on its website.

Aftershocks rattle Christchurch recovery efforts

The New Zealand government has extended the state of emergency in earthquake-ravaged Christchurch until Wednesday and appointed a special minister to oversee the recovery effort as aftershocks continue. There have been about 100 aftershocks since Saturday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake with some