New Zealand Earthquake : revised 5.8 magnitude
Wellington : A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck in the capital city of New Zealand. The earthquake has been felt as far North as Gisborne and near the bottom of the South Island, said by government seismic monitor Geonet.
Geonet has revised the quake’s depth to 37 km , 30 km Northwaest of Levin. Originally it said it was 5.9 magnitude earthquake but later revised that it was 5.8 magnitude. It struck at 7:53 AM ( Local time) . It categorized ‘strong’ earthquake.
We hope everyone is feeling ok after the shaky start to the week – a 5.8 earthquake near levin. No threat of tsunami to New Zealand. Have a safe week everyone.
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More than 22,000 people had reported feeling the quake by 8 AM . A number of aftershock have occured in the area as well.
In the Geonet website, the earthquake is categorized as ‘weak’
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New Zealand lies on the seismically active “Ring of Fire”, a 40,000-km arc of volcanoes and ocean trenches girdling much of the Pacific Ocean
( News Source : New Zealand Herald and Reuters)