“Just after 2:30 pm workers in New Zealand felt the effects of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake.” – YT
“The quake hit 10 kilometres south-east of the town of Seddon at a depth of eight kilometres on Friday and has been followed by several aftershocks measuring more than magnitude 4.4.
“So far, there have been no reports of fatalities and only superficial damage to buildings, though fire authorities said it was too early to assess the full impact.
“There was no specific threat of a widespread tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.
“Local reports said the quake was felt as far away as Gisborne, Auckland and Hamilton.
“There were also reports of power cuts to areas of the South Island, and Wellington’s airport was briefly closed to check the runway for damage.” – ABC.net.au
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