New Zealand has been shaken by its largest earthquake of the year, a magnitude 5.8 tremor that struck near the country’s center.
Thursday at 9:07 p.m., a powerful earthquake centered near the Marlborough Sounds between the North and South Islands alarmed New Zealanders.
There are currently no reports of significant damage.
More than 44,000 New Zealanders reported the earthquake to the monitoring agency GeoNet, while others shared their experiences on social media.
“I’m at a reunion on the third floor of Wgtn (Wellington) city. We are freaking out,’ remarked Sally-ann on Twitter.
Another said, “I almost dove behind the small coffee table for that one.”
‘Jesus! A painting was removed off the wall,’ Pearl reported.
Jeff Tollan detailed his experience at a rooftop bar in Wellington.
“At drag bingo at Dirty Little Secret when a tremor strikes.” He tweeted that the host said, “Do you want us to stop?”
Everyone rejects the proposal, and life proceeds…
The measured depth was 51 kilometers below sea level.
You may have felt the tremor! GeoNet’s Twitter account published a message.
Caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the vicinity of Marlborough. Typical of earthquakes of this scale and depth, it was reasonably deep and felt over a large area.
According to GeoNet reports, New Zealanders felt the earthquake most intensely in the capital, along the Kapiti coast of the North Island, and at the top of the South Island.