A nice big quake hit Gisborne last night at 8:55pm. It was pretty big, 6.8 on the Richter Scale. it was felt all the way down in Dunedin. There have been damage reports here in Wellington. One person died – of a heart attack as it happened. So died of fright really o_O
Wow, you can see all the recent earthquakes here on the GeoNet website. As you can see, they are quite frequent, and the big aftershocks are still coming through.
The latest quake hit at 6.47am today, was again centred 50km southeast of Gisborne, at a depth a 60km, and registered 4.5 on the Richter scale.
I got some photos I ‘borrowed’ them from the news websites. So (c) whoever took them!
It’s probably random to say, but I wish it was bigger and centered here, cos that would have been awesome!