December 21, 2007

6.8 Earthquake centered in Gisbourne, felt in Hawke's Bay

Gisbourne Earthquake

Just finished watching the Breakfast show showing the damage.

Below is a link with many comments from around New Zealand.
Earthquake felt in Wellington, In Gisbourne, several buildings collapse, felt in cars, damage to property...

In Hawke's Bay felt for some forty plus seconds, We went under the kitchen table, no damage to picture frames or ornaments falling off shelves like the pictures in Gisbourne.

New Zealand Earthquake Report - Dec 20 2007 at 8:55 pm (NZDT)

Magnitude 6.8, Thursday, December 20 2007 at 8:55 pm (NZDT), 50 km south-east of Gisborne.
Quake Details

Information about this earthquake:
Reference Number: 2839343/G
Universal Time: December 20 2007 at 7:55
NZ Daylight Time: Thursday, December 20 2007 at 8:55 pm
Latitude, Longitude: 38.86°S, 178.52°E
Focal Depth: 40 km
Richter magnitude: 6.8
Region: Hikurangi Trough
* 50 km south-east of Gisborne
* 400 km south-east of Auckland

see for some posts from people affected.

Also see:

Gisbourne Earthquake

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