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Tsunami hits N. Zealand after powerful earthquake, aftershocks (PHOTOS)

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 CGK    2,586

There have been 45 aftershocks so far

Severe earthquake strikes South Island

A magnitude 7.5 severe earthquake has struck 15 km north-east of Culverden at 12:02am, Monday 14th November.

The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was 15 kilometres deep.  The highest level of impact reported so far has been MMI8 (severe) this level of shaking includes people experiencing difficulty standing. Furniture and appliances shifting. Substantial damage to fragile or unsecured objects and a few weak buildings may be damaged. This level of shaking was reported via the GeoNet felt reports in the upper South Island and lower North Island.

The inital earthquake was felt widely throughout New Zealand. Currently, there are more than 15,000 Felt reports.There have already been many aftershocks recorded, the largest has a magnitude of 6.2.

More: http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/home/2016/11/14/Severe+earthquake+strikes+South+Island

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 CGK    2,586

Civil Defence is scrambling to assess damage from the severe earthquake which shook much of the country just after midnight, followed by a series of aftershocks.

Here's what we know so far:

It was centred near Hamner Springs, magnitude 7.5, 16km deep and struck at 12.02am.

A tsunami warning has been issued and people in southern coastal areas and the east coast of both the North islands are being advised to take precautions.

Several shakes have hit since the first just after midnight, including a 5.6km quake near Culverden.

RNZ presenter Simon Morton, who lives on the south coast in Wellington, said he had evacuated his house after noticing the tide dropping away. Other people had joined him in going to higher ground.

Reports of massive damage are appearing on social media, with one person on Twitter saying houses had "gone" in Cheviot.

Alan Vincent was on the water near Lyttelton near Christchurch when the quake struck. He said it felt like "giants shaking the living daylights out of the boat".

Hotel guests in central Christchurch were evacuated and are standing outside in the CBD.

More: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318000/new-zealanders-in-shock-after-quake

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 Brio    1,038

I have a friend in CHCH, the level of damage after the 2011 quake was devastating. The after shocks went on for months. Again now? :`(

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 CGK    2,586

Live updates: Up to 30 quakes rattle NZ, tsunami confirmed, coastal residents advised to evacuate

New Zealand has been rattled by a series of strong and severe quakes, the largest a 7.5 magnitude in the South Auckland. Follow our live updates here as we bring you up to the second coverage throughout the day.

Main quakes -  severe

- 6.1 magnitude, severe: 15km north of Kaikoura, 2.31am, 27km

- 5.7 magnitude, severe: 25km south east of Seddon, 2.21am

- 5.5 magnitude, severe, 10km east of Seddon 2.20am

- 7.5 magnitude, severe, 15km north east of Culverden, 12.20am 

More: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/live-updates-up-30-quakes-rattle-nz-tsunami-confirmed-coastal-residents-advised-evacuate

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Situation updates

Earthquake in New Zealand on November 13 2016 12:07 PM (UTC).

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Situation Update No. 2 on November 13 2016 01:11 PM (UTC)

People near the coastal areas were urged to 'Move to higher ground' and emergency services lines were down. Widespread death and destruction feared. An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has struck near Christchurch, New Zealand, triggering a tsunami warning. People living along the entire east coast have been warned to 'move to higher ground' - with a Tsunami wave of up to 2m in height feared. The quake struck in the early hours of Monday morning in Christchurch which was reduced to rubble by an earthquake just five years ago. The tsunami threat is for the east coast of all New Zealand including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham islands. The earthquake could be felt more than 1,100 miles away, with potential for damage inside a near 100-mile radius. Geoscience Aust show the 7.4 mag earthquake in Sth Island New Zealand could be felt over 1,800km away, damage for 148km radius British chef Tim Owen, who is in Halswell, a satellite town of Christchurch, told Mirror Online: "We live about 25 minutes from the beach, it's not too far. The thought of a tsunami is always scary. "I have some friends that live right on the beach so have contacted them." The 29-year-old from Maidenhead, Berkshire, added: "The earthquake went on for like a minute or so, which is quite long. It felt like swaying and like a wave. "We just got up from the couch and stood in the doorway. It does make you feel very anxious not knowing if it will get worse or when it may stop. The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency management tweeted: "Situation has changed - tsunami is possible. "People near the coast in the south island should move to high ground or inland." Today's earthquake measured more powerfully on the Richter scale than 2011's 6.3 quake. Power lines and phone lines are said to be down, including emergency lines to police, fire and ambulance services. Others reported that the emergency number 111 was back up and running. Anthropology student Heather McMillan said her home shook "like jelly" when the earthquake struck as she was getting ready for bed, and she feared it was going to collapse. The 20-year-old told Mirror Online: "When it started it was really big so I thought it was going to be short but it kept going for a good few minutes and felt like the second floor was going to fall down. "Very quickly you realise it's an earthquake because I've felt one before. "But this was a different level. I honestly thought it was going to last for 20 minutes or longer. "I live in the second storey of a flat and it was like a rolling feeling from the house. The aftershocks have felt like we're a ship at sea. "She said the tremor lasted around five minutes but it felt like forever".

She added: "I think it's one of those moments when you start thinking whether this is it? Like the big earthquake that's going to put Christchurch back into the place it was five years ago?" Heather said her flat did not suffer any damage, but her parents in Wellington were without power and had some belongings damaged as the earthquake shook their home. Patsy Knight told Mirror Online that aftershocks were still continuing 20 minutes after the quake. She said: "We're in Wellington and absolutely terrifying. Smashed glass everywhere, but thankfully all good. Not much sleep happening though, kids with us. Aftershocks continuously happening!" The earthquake was felt as far away as Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Hamilton. In Hamilton, Wayne Timmo woke to the kitchen blinds banging against the window and said the quake felt like a "long slow, rolling or almost rotating motion". He told Stuff.co.NZ: "The water in the neighbour's swimming pool was left sloshing around for about a minute and people woken by the quake came out onto the street to talk about it. "The cat has disappeared and the neighbours dog is upset." In Nelson, resident Jo Davis grabbed her children and sheltered in a doorway as the quake seemed to "go on forever". She said it had a much longer, more rolling motion than a 2010 Canterbury quake she experienced. Davis said she was surprised there appeared to be no damage to the house. "It really shook for a long time." Others took to social media to show pictures and videos of their devastated homes. Alysa Jane tweeted: "6.something magnitude earthquake did it's damage I'm on the 7th floor! I'm rekt!" Kavithya wrote: "That was a huge earthquake. Got evacuated out of our apartment building. Hope everyone affected by it are safe!" Cynthia Drescher, from Christchurch, said the earthquake lasted for three to four minutes. She said she was evacuated to a building rebuilt after it was destroyed in the 2011 quake. Cynthia described aftershocks she felt as "freaky". Well-wishers from around the world sent their best wishes to the stricken country which has been devastated by earthquakes over the years. Arnoud Beckers, from Holland, wrote: "Hope everybody is safe in the beautiful city of Christchurch. Again hit by a huge quake." Islanders could face aftershocks which often follow the main quake. They can cause further building damage and falling debris. A Christchurch Police spokeswoman told Stuff.co.NZ they hadn't received any calls about damage. "Just be careful on the roads in case there's damage," she said. St John Ambulance says they have no reports of injuries from the quake. "We are monitoring the situation but at this stage we have not activated our emergency operations centre (EOC)", they said. "We encourage everyone to check on their neighbours, family and friends, especially those who live alone or are frail." "It is also important to have your emergency kit, torch and other emergency supplies ready."

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http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_update&edis_id=EQ-20161113-55896-NZL

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 CGK    2,586
10 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

That's the one I wanted! Thanks! Dang, they're getting shaken down to their boots! 

This is the type of event that super moons bring with them. I suspect we will see more large quakes around the world in the next 24 hours.

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 Cinnamon    19,832
2 minutes ago, CGK said:

This is the type of event that super moons bring with them. I suspect we will see more large quakes around the world in the next 24 hours.

I know, I just hope it's not me! :)

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