A powerful magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Canterbury this morning, centered 45km north of Geraldine at a depth of 11km. The quake was felt by thousa
A powerful magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Canterbury this morning, centered 45km north of Geraldine at a depth of 11km. The quake was felt by thousands of people across the South Island.
Local resident and farmer, Sarah Hussey, located approximately 15km from the epicenter, noted that this quake felt much stronger than previous ones in the region. She mentioned, “Previously, the house would just shake. But with this quake, it felt like it actually lifted up.” Fortunately, there have been no reports of damage.
GeoNet reported that over 14,000 people felt the quake, with 11 individuals describing it as “extreme.” Fire and Emergency New Zealand have not received any damage reports at this time.
People took to social media to share their experiences. Some in Christchurch described the shaking as “long and rolling,” while someone in Rangiora mentioned a “short, sharp shake.” In Timaru, it was described as “super strong,” and in Dunedin, it felt like a “long wobble.”
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assured that there is no tsunami risk to New Zealand as a result of this earthquake, and there are currently no reports of damage.