Monday, February 21, 2011
4:40 p.m. PST
Christchurch, New Zealand
A major 6.3 earthquake has just hit the community of Christchurch, New Zealand. Here is the official data for the US Geological Association. If you live in Christchurch, hit my comment section and tell me what you are experiencing. Some reports are already say that the city hall in Christchurch has been damaged, and some city officials may have been injured.
Stay SAFE! I have lots of readers in Christchurch!
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||4 km (2.5 miles)|
|Region||SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND|
|Distances||NEAR Christchurch, New Zealand|
215 km (135 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
305 km (190 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
315 km (195 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles)|
|Parameters||NST= 87, Nph= 94, Dmin=21.2 km, Rmss=1.13 sec, Gp= 65°,|
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B