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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 http://www.geonet.org.nz
GeoNet NZ places it just off SH87 near George King Memorial Drive.

█ Details for the Dunedin quake at http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2015p409380 – 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

█ For more, enter the term *earthquake* in the search box at right.

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Earthquake felt at central Dunedin 14:29 p.m.

GEONET NZ – First Indication
Region intensity strong
NZST Mon, May 4 2015, 2:29:10 pm
Depth 5 km
Magnitude 6.0
Location 30 km north-west of Wanaka

http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/felt [with map]


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QuakeMap NZ 4.5.15 at 2.29 pm

ODT: Large earthquake near Wanaka

█ For more, enter the term *earthquake* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under #eqnz, Events, Geography, Media, New Zealand

Earthquake felt at central Dunedin 12:40 a.m.

Last updated 14.1.15 at 4:33 p.m.

█ Quake 70 km west of Te Anau, intensity moderate, M5.5, depth 78 km http://geonet.org.nz/quakes/2015p033746 Wed Jan 14 2015 12:40:01 AM (NZDT)

Screenshot: QUAKE STATUS — Reviewed [click to enlarge]
QUAKE Geonet 14.1.15 at 4.26pm (1)

Updated Post 14.1.15 at 1:30 a.m.
Awaiting official report on magnitude, depth and location

NZ Earthquake Bot @nz_quake
QUAKE: Mag 4.9, Wed, Jan 14 2015, 12:40:00 am, 70 km west of Te Anau. Depth: 84 km tinyurl.com/mqxrhmk #eqnz
12:42 AM – 14 Jan 2015

GeoNet @geonet
Quake 70 km west of Te Anau, intensity moderate, approx. M5.3, depth 81 km http://geonet.org.nz/quakes/2015p033746 Wed Jan 14 2015 12:40 AM (NZDT)
12:43 AM – 14 Jan 2015

█ Felt at Pitt Street (Moderate) – reported at http://geonet.org.nz/quakes/felt

█ Useful Links: http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes | http://quakemap.co.nz/

Screenshots [click to enlarge]:

QUAKE Geonet 14.1.15 at 12.40am

QuakeMap NZ 14.1.15 at 12.40am

Related Posts and Comments:
● 16.10.14 Earthquake at Dunedin
14.10.14 ORC: New strategic plan fosters Otago prosperity
17.9.14 DCC releases earthquake-prone buildings register
24.2.14 Earthquake-prone Buildings Amendment Bill
18.8.13 South Dunedin and other low lying areas
● 21.7.13 Earthquake —Stuff tells you what to do #EQNZ
30.7.12 ORC on hazard risks and land use controls
27.6.11 You keep asking: does Dunedin get earthquakes?
28.3.11 Dunedin earthquake proneness 2
9.3.11 Dunedin earthquake proneness
27.11.10 LIM “site hazards”
4.9.10 Earthquake

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Earthquake —Stuff tells you what to do #EQNZ

Stuff (Fairfax): Large quake rocks central New Zealand
Last updated 20:48 21/07/2013
A severe magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit central New Zealand this evening, damaging buildings, cutting power, trapping people in lifts and injuring at least two people.
GeoNet said it was centred in the Cook Strait, 20 kilometres east of Seddon at a depth of 17 kilometres. It struck at 5.09pm.
The Pacific Tsunami Centre in Hawaii said the quake did not generate a tsunami, but a number of smaller quakes have struck since – the latest, a 4.4 magnitude 25km east of Seddon at 8.27pm, followed closely by a 5.1 magnitude near Hanmer Springs.
The 6.5 magnitude quake was likely linked to a fault in the Cook Strait capable of generating far more severe shaking, GNS Science said.
If there were a sequence of events, as in Canterbury, EQC would have up to $6.5bn in cover. A spokesman for EQC minister Gerry Brownlee said EQC had “ample to cover any future event.”
Read more

(via Stuff)
What to do in an earthquake | Photos | Video: Powerful quake hits | What you need to know | Video: As the quake hit | Regional round up | Map: Recent quakes

Wellington Maritime Police senior launch master Barry Hart said a piece of previously reclaimed land along the industrial part of the waterfront had subsided into the sea, taking with it at least one shipping container. “The land has actually subsided at least a couple of metres… into the sea. One shipping container has gone into the water.”

3 News
More quakes shake North Island
Civil Defence: What to do after an earthquake

What you need to know:
• Magnitude 6.5 quake struck around 5:09pm Sunday
• Centred 20km east of Seddon, 17km deep
• GeoNet lists quake’s intensity as “severe”
• 4 injured in series of aftershocks
• Mercure on Willis St evacuated, believed to be slumping
• Featherston, Wakefield, Bolton, Willis and Webb streets closed
• All KiwiRail services suspended
• Wellington workers advised not to travel to work until at least midday Monday
• Victoria Uni, Whitireia polytech both closed until at least Tuesday

ONE News
At least one injured as severe quake strikes
Wellington’s emergency offices have been activated and USAR is on standby after a powerful earthquake shook central NZ.

GeoNet QuakesMap 21.7.13GeoNet Quakes Map 21.7.13 (click on link for updates)

As Wellington assesses itself and keeps people out of the CBD for safety reasons according to its Civil Defence Plan now in force following today’s significant earthquakes and tremors, readers have been hitting these links . . .

[older posts]
27.6.11 You keep asking: does Dunedin get earthquakes?
9.3.11 Dunedin earthquake proneness
4.9.10 Earthquake

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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National Government puts champagne and stadium before shelter housing

A replacement stadium for the earthquake-damaged AMI Stadium in Phillipstown will be built on the old Turners & Growers site, on the edge of the CBD’s new eastern frame. It will be a covered stadium with natural turf and seating for 35,000 people. –The Press

Christchurch residents in the eastern suburbs are left to fend for themselves…

The first project to get underway is the river precinct along the Avon

### thepress.co.nz Last updated 18:03 30/07/2012
Bold plan for a new Christchurch
By Lois Cairns
Christchurch’s new city centre will be compact and low rise, with all key facilities and precincts corralled between the Avon River and a new green ‘frame’. The 100-day blueprint released by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) outlines a bold plan to significantly shrink the size of the CBD by designating two strips of land – one in the east of the city and one in the south – as open spaces. These spaces, along with the Avon River, which will be widened in stretches and developed into a riverside park, will serve to frame the new CBD, ensuring that all development is concentrated within a tight geographic area. Building heights in the city will be kept at a maximum of 28 metres, although exceptions may be made in some areas around the planned convention centre to accommodate hotel developments. The convention centre will occupy a prime site next to Victoria Square and will be big enough to allow the city to host three events simultaneously. It will stretch the entire block between Gloucester and Armagh streets and incorporate two new hotels.
Read more + Flyover and Interactive Map

At The Press…
Excerpt from comment made by Nicholas Lynch #8 06:34 pm Jul 30 2012
“The whole thing is a racket,” Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby recently observed. “Once again the politicos will expand their empire. Once again crony capitalism will enrich a handful of wired business operators. And once again Joe and Jane Taxpayer will pay through the nose. How many times must we see this movie before we finally shut it off?”

At Otago Daily Times…
Wider Earthquake Communities’ Action Network (WeCan) spokesman Mike Coleman said today marked further evidence of a “corporate recovery” while residents in the eastern city suburbs were being “left to flounder”. “They open up the champagne bottles for the CBD but there’s mere drips of water for the plebs in the suburbs.” APNZ (ODT Link)

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Rebuilding Dunedin (no typo intended)

Lee Vandervis asks whether Christchurch should actually be rebuilt.

### ODT Online Fri, 6 Jan 2012
Post-quakes rebuild should be in Dunedin
By Lee Vandervis
“When will it end?” contains the assumption that the earthquakes in Christchurch will end. We all hope the earthquakes have ended, of course, but recent geotechnical and historical evidence suggests otherwise. Earthquakes in other urban areas around the world have usually been one-off disasters. Christchurch is an unusually ongoing seismic disaster that has had unprecedented psychological effects on people living there. The seismicity map shows continuous events for more than a year, from Darfield through Christchurch to Lyttelton.

Dunedin sensitivity about being predatory on Christchurch seems to me like an excuse to sit on our hands and do nothing. Predation is the basis of business competition and is necessary for vitality in business and for viability in world markets. If we can do it better here than in Christchurch we should, and government – local and national – should be right behind us.

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• Lee Vandervis is a Dunedin city councillor.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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DCC quake support #eqnz

### ODT Online Fri, 20 May 2011
Quake support defended
By Chris Morris
Less than half of Dunedin’s $250,000 fund for earthquake relief work in Christchurch has been spent, but Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says the city has kept its pledge to support the Garden City. Mr Cull was satisfied with the council’s efforts and the amount spent so far, which largely represented the cost of council staff, vehicles and equipment dispatched to Christchurch following specific requests for help.

DCC quake support
• Councillors created $250,000 fund for Christchurch earthquake relief work on February 28.
• Figures show $99,849 spent so far.
• Spending covers cost of sending DCC staff, equipment and vehicles to Christchurch.
• 36 staff deployed in various roles; water and waste services ($49,272.54) and building control ($34,542.41) units the biggest contributors.
• Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker praises Dunedin’s efforts; Mayor Dave Cull says more spending could follow.

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