Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 Rocks New Zealand – Update

Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 Rocks New Zealand
At approximately 22:09:31 UTC an earthquake registering at magnitude 6.9 rocked New Zealand. Correction made.

It sent shock waves into its capital city of Wellington, according to the USGS.

Reuters reported that the quakes epicenter was between the country’s two large islands at a depth of 147 miles.

According to the New Zealand Herald residents across the country felt long rumblings. A spokesman from the Fire department has stated that there have been no reports of major damage nor loss of life.

Other earthquake reporting agencies claim the quakes magnitude registered at 6.2

10 Responses to "Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 Rocks New Zealand – Update"

  1. Kiwi Mike.   July 22, 2013 at 3:04 am

    With Geographical skills like these, I’m surprised that Americans could even find Iraq on a map – much less invade it. Oh yeah….silly me ….they were looking for Afghanistan at the time!

  2. hayley   July 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    you lot are morons. it was only 9 kms deep. report facts.

  3. kiwilaurie   July 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Plus it was only a few kilometers deep, not over a hundred miles!!

  4. Geographically educated kiwi   July 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    What on earth are the people at this “”news agency”” smoking!?!
    I know earthquakes move land about but this must be something of a record!
    Complete and utter rubbish.
    USGS is clearly a comical attempt at being a geological institute.

  5. Janette   July 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I feel like the Education system in the States is SERIOUSLY lacking, considering when they don’t know where it is, they still can’t even look it up on a map, google, or even local news pages. Stop insulting an ENTIRE COUNTRY with your poor research and misleading facts and go back to school!

  6. Francis   July 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I had NO IDEA that I lived near Brooklyn and Sirolo, Italy!!!!! how have I failed to not notice this???? was I looking the other way ????. As stated before you are COMPLETE HACKS! why not just steal an article from CREDIBLE NEWSPAPER instead

  7. angel.dunedin   July 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Try google maps… its free.

  8. smak   July 21, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Before this paper posts anymore INCORRECT info on this frightening event here in WELLINGTON>>>NEW ZEALAND please read OUR own reports of the earthquakes and THEN report

  9. Kiwi   July 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Perhaps consulting an atlas or world map might be a good idea

  10. expat kiwi   July 21, 2013 at 4:56 am

    “United States Geological Survey reports that the New Zealand quake struck around 76km S of Brooklyn and 8km E of Sirolo, Italy.” WHAT??????


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