Couple of quakes just off the southern tip of Wellington 4.0 and 3.8, both Felt.
I didn't feel anything as I was driving at the time, but what may be interesting is at the same time there was a major landslide at Horokiwi which is
right on the Wellington Fault. The motorway there was totally blocked and rush hour about to start
I cut off north before the landslide site.
On the radio when they reported these quakes they quoted scientists from GNS saying that "these quakes (and the east coast one) at 10:48am were not
related to the Canterbury one."
Sure they weren't on the same fault line but surely subduction at the Hikurangi Trough will be causing all this activity, off course its related
Where I am at Kapiti (north of Wellington) we are on the Australian Plate, the Cantabrians are on the Pacific Plate.
Hopefully this is just an minor adjustment of the Plates caused by the 7.0 at Christchurch.
Reference Number 3367989/G
Universal Time September 6 2010 at 22:48
NZ Standard Time Tuesday, September 7 2010 at 10:48 am
Latitude, Longitude 40.44°S, 176.80°E
Focal Depth 15 km
Richter magnitude 5.2
* 20 km south-east of Porangahau
* 50 km south-east of Waipukurau
* 90 km south of Hastings
* 200 km north-east of Wellington
Reference Number 3368099/G
Universal Time September 7 2010 at 3:48
NZ Standard Time Tuesday, September 7 2010 at 3:48 pm
Latitude, Longitude 41.35°S, 174.54°E
Focal Depth 40 km
Richter magnitude 4.0
* 20 km west of Wellington
Reference Number 3368110/G
Universal Time September 7 2010 at 4:18
NZ Standard Time Tuesday, September 7 2010 at 4:18 pm
Latitude, Longitude 41.36°S, 174.54°E
Focal Depth 40 km
Richter magnitude 3.8
* 20 km south-west of Wellington
Might sleep in my track pants tonight, running shoes by the bed
[edit on 7-9-2010 by muzzy]