New Zealand Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.6, Friday, August 16 2013 at 2:31:05 pm (NZST

Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID 2013p613797
Universal Time August 16 2013 at 2:31:05
NZ Standard Time Friday, August 16 2013 at 2:31:05 pm
Latitude, Longitude -41.73, 174.15
Intensity ? severe
Focal Depth 8 km
Magnitude 6.6
Location 10 km south-east of Seddon
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)

This is just the latest information.

I was in the library with our group of It’s write easy ladies.

We had to duck under the tables because we were sitting near the windows and the shake was very severe.

My son sent me a text to ask if I was okay. I felt really scared at that moment. The after shakes are only small waves.



12 comments on “New Zealand Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.6, Friday, August 16 2013 at 2:31:05 pm (NZST

  1. I work in Aotea College, Porirua. Some kids did exactly what they have been trained to do, but some panicked and it was very hard to restore order!! What a rockin rolllin avo !! Glad you are ok 🙂

    • Glad some kids reacted the right way, so sorry to hear that some didn’t that’s how it goes with them!. How did you manage to calm them down? Are you all okay? Was interesting to see how we oldies reacted naturally by hiding under the tables. The leading lady of our group is 87 and she got a cramp in her leg and could not easily get up again.

    • Thanks for the concern. We all reacted in a behaved way getting under the tables. One lady kept on saying how bad it must look with all our bums in the air. It hasn’t settled down jet. We had many after shakes and even some over 5 that kept on coming. My son, his partner,Luigi and Molly came to my place and we had good calming down session together. My sons partner was in her office in Wellington and she felt quite shaky herself

    • Thanks, Was not a very good feeling sitting under the table also. So glad we looked after each other because we are a group of more elderly people. We kept calm and did the right thing!

      • I understand – I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where they have a lot of earthquakes. It’s very scary when it’s going on and very relieving when the worst is over. Good for you and the rest of the group for keeping calm and doing the right thing – it’s so important to do that during an earthquake. Take care.

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