Magnitude 5.four quake strikes Kaikoura

A 5.four magnitude earthquake has struck Kaikoura.

The sturdy quake occurred at 5.10pm and would have produced sturdy shaking, based on New Zealand’s geological hazard monitoring system.

The quake struck 13km deep and was felt as far-off as Rotorua.

GeoNet says the quake was felt by 1260 folks.

Ross James, supervisor of the Fairways at Ocean Ridge Resort, mentioned the quake was “an enormous one”.

“It actually felt like a 5…It was quick and sharp. It was very, very sharp, fast after which it was over.”

He has checked on the lodge’s visitors, all of whom appeared fantastic.

“Everyone mentioned ‘Oh yeah, we’re all proper’. There are folks right here from China who solely simply arrived however they took it extraordinarily properly – they mentioned ‘We have earthquakes in China as properly’ in order that they’re all comfortable.”

- Magnitude 5.four quake strikes Kaikoura

The quake struck at 5.10pm. Picture / GeoNet

Angela Timms, who lives in Kaikoura city, mentioned the entire household felt the shake besides her husband who was within the backyard. She mentioned they heard creaky earlier than they realised what had occurred.

“It was a bit scary, we’ve not felt any in fairly some time.

“This was only a fast one. Nothing in comparison with the one in November. That one was terrifying.”

Timms mentioned nothing was damaged or knocked over however her son, who works on the railway, instructed her constructions websites had been shut down for the day.

“I am glad it was throughout the day and never at night time.”

Hearth and Emergency NZ mentioned it had obtained no reviews of injury in Kaikoura or surrounding areas.

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