Earthquake felt at central Dunedin 11:17 p.m.

Good shake at downtown café.
Glass windows and doors to frontage, all recent construction, sucked in and out. Fixed seats, up and down.

Check out
GeoNet NZ places it just off SH87 near George King Memorial Drive.

█ Details for the Dunedin quake at – report your experience of the quake at this page using the “Felt it?” button.

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Geonet NZ Earthquake Report 1.6.15 (for Dunedin)

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QuakeMap NZ 1.6.15 at 11.17 pm near Dunedin

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Posted by Elizabeth


Filed under #eqnz, Geography, New Zealand

4 responses to “Earthquake felt at central Dunedin 11:17 p.m.

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    I was in the kitchen, violent shaking like an old automatic washing machine, the ones that had to be installed on a concrete block because they vibrated so fiercely on spin if the load had got unbalanced during the wash. And it was only when I checked for sure that the load of washing I’d intended to start, I’d delayed for a last minute search for a sock that I’d seen lurking earlier in the day, that I was sure it wasn’t the washing machine doing the retro-rock. Funny thing, the pendant lights didn’t move. That was spooky. Usually they keep on swaying for ages. It was as if the kitchen floor alone out of all the rest of the house had been shaken.

  2. Elizabeth

    At ODT Online:
    Strong quake rattles Dunedin
    Otago earthquake

    Strong quake rattles Dunedin [ODT update]
    The 4.7-magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Otago last night was believed to be the strongest experienced in the region since 1974. It struck at 11.17pm at a depth of 7km, centred 2km northeast of Lee Stream, some 30km west of Dunedin. The quake was felt in various parts of Otago, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

  3. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 3 Jun 2015
    Mum tells of ‘panic’ as quake hits farm
    By Vaughan Elder
    “Panic” set in for the woman living closest to the epicentre of the quake which shook Otago on Monday night, and the earth continued to “grind” and “crack” after it hit. The Earthquake Commission had received 25 property damage claims by yesterday afternoon, after the magnitude-4.7 quake struck a second before 11.18pm, at a depth of 7km, centred just northeast of Lee Stream and 30km west of Dunedin.
    Read more

    █ Anyone who thought the quake had caused damage to their residential property could lodge a claim by calling 0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243) or online at

  4. Anonymous

    I suspect that given the level of shaking just experienced from a 4.7, a high 5 or low 6 on a local fault would cause substantial building damage in the well-known hazardous areas. Whether that’s possible or likely is another matter.

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