Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Quake rattles New Zealand North Island

AN earthquake measuring magnitude 5.6 shook New Zealand's North Island today, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The quake, at 7.54am (5.54am AEDT) was at a depth of 80 kilometres, and centred 20 kilometres southwest of Whakatane on the east coast of the North Island, scientists from New Zealand's Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences said


(woops! I did it again, *grins)

2 comments:

dieter said...

Do they have names for Quakes like they do cyclones? Patty Quake has a nice ring to it 'ducks his head' lol

Patty said...

Cheeky sod! Ihave to say though, we do seem to have that touch about us. After visiting the SkyTower, they closed it. woopsie!