Photos posted to twitter show some extensive damage. The photo published on eTN shows the inside of a New Zealand home after according to the US Geological Survey, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has been recorded south of New Zealand’s capital Wellington.
No injures or major damage have been reported so far and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no immediate tsunami threat.
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Date-Time 16 Aug 2013 02:31:10 UTC
16 Aug 2013 14:31:10 near epicenter
15 Aug 2013 15:31:10 standard time in your timezone
Location 41.751S 173.833E
Depth 10 km
Distances 27 km (16 mi) SSW of Blenheim, New Zealand
69 km (42 mi) SE of Nelson, New Zealand
71 km (44 mi) SE of Richmond, New Zealand
91 km (56 mi) SW of Karori, New Zealand
94 km (58 mi) WSW of Wellington, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 12.8 km; Vertical 4.1 km
Parameters Nph = 70; Dmin = 70.4 km; Rmss = 1.22 seconds; Gp = 61°
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