Earthquake onslaught

There has been a mass of earthquakes ranging from North Canterbury to the Wellington region, with the biggest ones near Culverden (7.5), Kaikoura (two at 6.2), Seddon (5.3), Wellington (5.3)  and Paraparaumu (4.9).

So far there have been 27 quakes rated severe or strong since midnight.

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‘Casualties’ have started to be reported:

Police say one casualty has been reported at a collapsed property in Kaikoura.

Updated – two confirmed fatalities so far.

There was a tsunami warning and 2.5 metre waves were recorded at Kaikoura but that has now been downgraded.

Aftershocks are continuing, and damage is just being assessed in many areas as daylight breaks.

Many roads are closed. Photos are emerging of widespread road damage. A slip has blocked a rail tunnel and the twin road tunnels on the Kaikoura coast road. And the Waiau River bridge may be damaged – this is the main access to Hamner Springs.

The Cook Strait ferries have been stopped and crossings have been cancelled. The passenger bridge in Wellington has been damaged.

Wellingtonians have been advised not to come to work today. Damage in city extensive

People are being advise to stay out of the Wellington CBD until damage has been assessed.

And gale force winds are forecast for central New Zealand today.

Leader rd Kaikoura

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So far 30+ (updated) earthquakes rated ‘strong’ and ‘severe’ (there have been many smaller ones), all quite shallow:

  • 7.5 – 12:02:56 am 15 km north-east of Culverden
  • 5.6 – 12:16:10 am 5 km west of Culverden
  • 5.9 – 12:19:32 am 45 km north of Kaikoura
  • 5.6 – 12:24:17 am 40 km north of Kaikoura
  • 6.2 – 12:32:06 am 15 km north of Kaikoura
  • 5.6 – 12:41:48 am 20 km south-east of Seddon
  • 6.2 – 12:52:44 am 25 km north of Kaikoura
  • 5.2 – 1:03:53 am 15 km south-east of Seddon
  • 5.3 – 1:04:21 am 15 km south-east of Wellington
  • 4.9 – 1:11:59 am 15 km south-east of Seddon
  • 4.9 – 1:21:10 am 5 km east of Paraparaumu
  • 5.2 – 1:25:55 am 10 km north of Culverden
  • 5.2 – 1:27:59 am 10 km north-east of Kaikoura
  • 4.7 – 1:31:25 am 15 km east of Seddon
  • 5.2 – 1:37:43 am 25 km west of Kaikoura
  • 5.3 – 1:38:38 am 15 km east of Seddon
  • 5.1 – 1:52:18 am 15 km north-east of Kaikoura
  • 4.6 – 2:12:31 am 10 km south of Seddon
  • 6.0 – 2:31:26 am 15 km north of Kaikoura
  • 5.1 – 2:50:01 am 20 km south-east of Seddon
  • 4.8 – 3:07:22 am 10 km north-west of Culverden
  • 4.9 – 3:08:42 am 20 km west of Culverden
  • 5.3 – 4:33:03 am south-east of Seddon
  • 4.9 – 4:58:01 am 15 km south-east of Seddon
  • 5.1 – 6:17:41 am 10 km south-east of Kaikoura
  • 4.9 – 7:21:41 am 10 km west of Seddon
  • 5.2 – 7:34:26 am 20 km south-east of Seddon
  • 4.8 – 7:58:08 am 10 km north of Wellington
  • 5.4 – 7:58:46 am 10 km south-east of Seddon
  • 5.3 – 7:59:08 am 15 km east of Kaikoura

Remember that these are just earthquakes rated strong or severe and excludes ‘moderate’ and less.

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The per-year movements are averages, the actual movements tend to be far less frequent and larger.

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60 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  14th November 2016

    I hope every one is safe.

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    • artcroft

       /  14th November 2016

      What dweeb down ticked that?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th November 2016

        Dweebs, three of the sick creeps have….the same sickos who downticked yours and will mine, I expect.

        No, sickos, everyone isn’t safe, two are dead. Downtick that, you monsters.

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  2. Ray

     /  14th November 2016

    2 meter movement at Cape Campbell!

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th November 2016

      I hope that the sickos aren’t ticking to show their pleasure in this news.

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  3. I guess there’s a lot more media on hand in Wellington but it’s surprising to see how badly shaken Wellington was.

    Access to Kaikoura is difficult so it may take some tine for the damage to be assessed there.

    The Culverden area is mostly rural, which reduces the chances of property damage and casualties, but it could take a while for everyone to be checked out.

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    • Gezza

       /  14th November 2016

      There were/are lots of quite large shallow aftershocks epicentred around Seddon & adjacent in Cook Strait Pete. Welly feels a lot of those.

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  4. Klik Bate

     /  14th November 2016

    JK was just interviewed on Paul Henry. He said the Ninth Floor of the Beehive was an absolute shambles! Desks on their side, computers and furniture strewn all over the place……

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th November 2016

      The sickos trike again, but one of the upticks was from me. This is a time for unity, not point-scoring. I have been in baddish ones in Wellington, including one where I was on the 16th floor of the Westpac building. Never again will anyone be able to feel even a small quake with nonchalance, I think-not after Christchurch.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th November 2016

        Strike again-but as a trike is about the highest level that they could attain to as far as transport goes, maybe trikes isn’t inaccurate.

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  5. The Kaikoura coast road is munted in a number of places, here’s another slip.

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    • Klik Bate

       /  14th November 2016

      As a jaffa, I’d have to say that looks like an accident waiting to happen anyway o_O

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      • Klik Bate

         /  14th November 2016

        HOLY HELL – they are now saying that a missing Truckie could be buried under that lot :/

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        • Gezza

           /  14th November 2016

          Sounds like he’s been located, wasn’t under that.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  14th November 2016

            The sickos are still here, sorry that the truckie wasn’t buried.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  14th November 2016

              The road had a high concrete wall, it was demolished. I can’t get over the railway line that’s been deposited on the road !

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th November 2016

      I didn’t notice before that that man’s trousers are wet & muddy to the top of his thighs…

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  6. Klik Bate

     /  14th November 2016

    3am : Wellington waterfront…

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  7. Gezza

     /  14th November 2016

    No damage at my place in North Welly but some doors and drawers came open & I think if the 7.5 had gone on for much longer there would have been broken ornaments and crockery here too. Not sure how long it went on for but it felt like a minute or so. The shaking went backwards and forwards and then the ground started rolling and it felt like the house was going in a circle. Could see the ripple effect of severe and moderate aftershocks travelling up and down the upper South and lower North islands on Geonet. Felt lots of aftershocks over the next two hours, though nothing like the big jolt. Took a while to go to sleep. I see the aftershocks are still happening. 😳

    Some of the stream bank opposite my place has collapsed into the water.

    Very sorry to hear there are two people dead from this – it must have been terrible down in Hanmer Springs & Kaikoura.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th November 2016

      I formed the habit of putting Blutac under things like my crinoline ladies when I had Siamese cats who played going around the room without touching the floor. Not that either of them ever knocked anything over…it is a good precaution, though, in an earthquake zone. No need for museum wax, Blutac does just as well.

      The thought of putting my books back is too terrible to contemplate.

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  8. Joe Bloggs

     /  14th November 2016

    Forgive my language, but by the downticks on most of the posts above, it seems we have a shithead in our midst – who the fuck would downtick these posts but a complete heartless moron.. either step forward and explain yourself or fuck off

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    • Klik Bate

       /  14th November 2016

      I know exactly who it is! Trouble is, last time I posted a pic here of the deviant prick, PG immediately removed it.

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    • Gezza

       /  14th November 2016

      Probably visiting from some secure mental facility somewhere.

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      • Gezza

         /  14th November 2016

        Downtick above comment if I’m right.

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        • Gezza

           /  14th November 2016

          Downtick above comment multiple times if you often get told you have your shoes on the wrong feet.

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          • Gezza

             /  14th November 2016

            Woo just had another big jolt
            12.50

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            • Gezza

               /  14th November 2016

              And another – quivered back and forward for several secs. The oddest thing. These shakes have different characteristics each time.
              1.37 pm

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  14th November 2016

          If you meant the rest of us to downtick if you’re right, consider it done….if you meant the whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-eared knaves were to do it, consider it upticked….

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  14th November 2016

        Looks like the same gobshite has found another IP address to downtick comments from – out of the secure wing to the psych office perhaps

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th November 2016

        The clue meter is reading zero.

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  9. The good thing about it is that at least it has refocussed the media’s attention away from Donald Trump. Our experience was similar to Gezza’s, but my wife was not very happy at all. Fortunately all of my whanau are safe and only suffered minor damage to trinkets. No injuries fortunately. Felt really sad to hear of the family home that was looted. Made me feel quite wild about the perpetrator’s inhumanity robbing a 12 year old wheel chaired girl’s hearing aid support equipment. I hope the makuta will get them/him.

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  10. GOB

     /  14th November 2016

    The Geonet app zizz zizz alert on wife’s phone was more annoying. Every time I was just going back to sleep off her darned phone would go off. We are in Lower Hutt on good ground and it was a very good and lengthy shake but we suffered no damage. I spent a lot of time in Chch working after the EQ’s and this was far worse than any aftershock I felt there. I recall, probably vaguely since it was so long ago and memories fade, that in Taranaki where I grew up the Inangahua quake was pretty exciting at the time.

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  11. Klik Bate

     /  14th November 2016

    LOL ❗

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  12. That was a long shake but where I live It wasn’t as jolty/violent shake as the 2013 Seddon shakes when they hit Wellington. I am between the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa in Wainui. The local supermarket is a bit of mess with stuff of shelves and with ceiling panels falling down.

    It seems Wellington and its southern burbs got more of a shaking than the Hutt

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  13. Seems weird but I know heaps of Aucklanders who were woken by it. 900kms away!

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    • Klik Bate

       /  14th November 2016

      As an Aucklander, I know exactly what you’re saying trav. Must admit I never felt a bloody thing! It’s a bit like listening to people phoning talk back this morning, with tales of scumbags stealing valuable items from their homes after they’d just been evacuated. What seemed weird to me, was that in the majority of cases the burglars always seemed to take stuff that was relied upon by a disabled member of the household.

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      • It seems the most of the AKL woken ones were inner city dwellers or concrete foundation people. Incredible to think it was felt between Whangarei and Invercargill isn’t it.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  14th November 2016

          I could believe one case, KB, but the others sound like people trying to add verisimilitude to insurance claims. Call me a cynic if you will. Insurance companies are not the fools that some people take them for.

          Insurance is ESSENTIAL. A young man down the road from me had a fire, most of the damage was smoke but the house had to have a lot of repairs. $150,000 worth…that cost him the excess of his insurance

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  14. Klik Bate

     /  14th November 2016

    @3.27PM

    BREAKING….

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  15. lurcher1948

     /  14th November 2016

    Whos the pathetic arsehole downticking everyone, come on cretin and lets debate why your mother decided to have a bastard like you,she must have been drunk and forgot who shagged her just saying

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th November 2016

      There are four of them, Lurch. Does anyone have any flyspray ?

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      • Gezza

         /  14th November 2016

        It’s just the one social reject making multiple visits I suspect Kitty. With a bit of luck the staff will track his cellphone to the bridge he’s hiding under & get him back into the secure wing before much longer.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  14th November 2016

          Is it possible to make multiple ticks ? Unless one IS a tick, lunar or otherwise.

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          • Gezza

             /  14th November 2016

            Yes definitely. Bodger Mc knucklebutt is very good at doing them & apparently it’s very easy.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  14th November 2016

              Well, you know what he’s like, not much going on in his life since his pet blowfly died. All the McKnucklebutts are a bit, well, you know….and he’s no exception.

            • Gezza

               /  14th November 2016

              Still rocking and rolling here in Welly. Just had another mover n shaker a few minutes ago – Seddon again. Man it must be a nightmare down there. You think it’s settling down & you get another reminder it ain’t finished by a long shot.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th November 2016

        If I knew who and where they were, I could organise a band of tomcats to pee in their eye/s.

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        • Klik Bate

           /  14th November 2016

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  14th November 2016

            I knew someone who had that happen. Every time they turned it on, and as it was summer they kept forgetting and doing so, the car was filled with Parfum de Tomcatspray. I imagine-hope-that it faded eventually. The cat’s revenge. It was DISGUSTING.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  14th November 2016

            Disgusting is really totally inadequate to describe it. There are no words adequate to express what it was like being in that car.

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