- Public Id: 2014p051675
- NZDT: Monday, January 20 2014 at 3:52:45 pm
- Wellington and Marlborough region intensity ?: severe
- Maximum intensity ?: severe
- Depth: 33 km
- Magnitude: 6.2
- Location: 15 km east of Eketahuna
- Felt it?
Thank you all so much for asking, and seeing if we are safe, is our home still OK. Yes, we felt the quake on Monday, but are all safe and sound here, no damage, just a heart that raced so fast, trees swayed, the house and all inside shook and rattled.
Can I still run?? YES, I was standing under some of our tall firewood trees, heard this almighty rattle, like all the garage roller doors were moving, then the ground shook, and tall trees swayed right above me.Yes, I ran to the open lawn, Hugh ran outside to find me, our cat ran outside, and my friends also ran. It seems AGE is no barrier to running when you have to.
Closer to the epicentre, which is some 100 km or 62 miles away, there was damage to buildings, supermarkets, roads and chimneys. Here, some brick chimneys were damaged. There may be more damage, with reports still to come in.
I filled in the “ Felt Report” and when I last looked there had been 9151 reports.
The quote, I am thinking of those in the Northern US, with another snow storm on its way or maybe already there. Our TVNZ reporter in New York, Jack Tame, told us this morning how very cold it was, and where the snow was heading. Take care, stay safe, wrap up extra warmly for the next week.
Quotation of the day, from A.A. Milne
"So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately.”
Greetings from Jean