A 5.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Central New Zealand again

January 11, 2017 1:28 PM |

new zealand post

The year 2017 has not been lucky enough for Central New Zealand as the country has been hammered by two earthquakes within a week and today as well, another quake shivered Central New Zealand.

A 5.1 magnitude quake struck Central New Zealand near Seddon this afternoon. As per Geo Net, the epicenter of the quake was 15 km southeast of Seddon and was 11 km under the earth’s crust.

The quake shivered the country struck at around 1.19 pm (local timings) this afternoon. The shake was felt as distant as Auckland, however, it was the strongest in Blenheim and Wellington. Other remote areas where the tremors were felt include Hamilton, Taranaki, Westport and Richmond.

The brunt of the quake was felt by more than 5,000 people across the lower North Island including the complete Southern Island. In fact, more than 3,000 people felt the tremors within five minutes of the quake.

As of now, no incidents of loss to human life and property has been reported. No tsunami alerts were raised too.

It was just a week back when the same region was lashed by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake and another magnitude 5.5 the week before.

Hence, the country and its people have been dealing with hundreds of aftershocks in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck in November.

Image Credit: sky.com

 


For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
जानिए कल कैसा रहेगा मौसम का हाल! #Monsoon2019 #KeralaRains #DelhiPollution #MumbaiRains t.co/BzSomKgZ6K
Saturday, October 19 23:32Reply
Know how the weather will turn out tomorrow! #DelhiPollution #Skymet #KeralaRains t.co/7jqg1OPqCf
Saturday, October 19 23:29Reply
Bhopal will see partly cloudy sky conditions with chances of thundery development. Meanwhile, Indore may see light… t.co/ln3XC20OUN
Saturday, October 19 18:49Reply
#Rain and thundershower activities with gusty moderate to strong winds will occur over many parts of North Chhattis… t.co/BegJKFZwZH
Saturday, October 19 18:48Reply
As the winds are changing their course of direction, and if the incidents of stubble burning over #Punjab and… t.co/p7OkI9RZpK
Saturday, October 19 16:37Reply
Looks like the AQI will deteriorate marginally tomorrow in #Delhi but will be in the moderate category as the winds… t.co/qK1klmqv1z
Saturday, October 19 16:36Reply
As had been forecast by Skymet, Session 3 of Day 1 of the third test between #INDvsSA has come to a halt as #rainst.co/lrhAT5qC6R
Saturday, October 19 15:41Reply
The #Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity that is… t.co/a8NmGo8MX2
Saturday, October 19 14:00Reply
As a 6.4 magnitude #earthquake hit the island of Mindanao, in South #Philippines later this week, at least 5 people… t.co/E9dEflGvvg
Saturday, October 19 14:00Reply
Since today morning Mumbai is witnessing light rain spells. The significant rain has been seen in Amravati of 27 mm… t.co/2moa6FjRil
Saturday, October 19 13:22Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try