New moderate aftershock rattles the Christchurch area

UPDATE : GNS Science calculations show that from today until June 15 next year there is now a 30 per cent chance of a quake of between magnitude 6.0 and 6.9 striking the Canterbury aftershock zone ... UPDATE : A New Zealand seismologist said that the 5.0 aftershock was probably from the same … [Read more...]

Moderate damaging earthquake (aftershock) in Christchurch, New Zealand

UPDATE 27/12/2010 13:39 UTC : Surprisingly for many people, but the so called "aftershocks" have been labeled by members of the Earthquake Commission as a new earthquake (see link to article below), this mainly for "practical reasons". Seismologically they are still labeled as … [Read more...]

Moderate aftershock under Rolleston, Christchurch, NZ

Epicenter 2 km from Rolleston (data source : Geonet New Zealand) and 20 km west of Christchurch. Our danger color of Orange has been set because of the fact that some properties have not been completely repaired after the recent massive earthquake. Geonet received 419 "felt" notifications.  9 … [Read more...]

Christchurch earthquake : internationally forgottten, but still shaking constantly

Although the current aftershocks are not mentioned anymore in the USGS and EMSC charts, the inhabitants of Christchurch are still living under the constant threat of a major aftershock and are experiencing many moderate earthquakes every couple of hours. People who want to see the strength of the … [Read more...]

2 Powerful Magnitude 5.2 and 5.4 aftershocks hit the Christchurch area

The aftershocks have just been reported by GNS Science and occurred at 11:24 PM and 11:40 PM (local time) on September 6. The epicenter for both was 20 km south-east of Darfield, the same area that the main quake was recorded. The depth of the hypocenter was recorded at 9 km. As these events just … [Read more...]