Tuesday, 18 January 2011


I was just typing a comment ion Adrian's blog when the desk and chair and plant on the desk started to shake.  Another 'quake.  I filled in the on-line report and submitted it.  A few minutes later the official data came up on my screen.  The quake was near Rotorua.  That's 223 ks away by road.   A friend Anna from Scotland is in Rotorua this evening.  That'll have rattled her teeth.
Magnitude 5.5, Tuesday, January 18 2011 at 9:45 pm (NZDT), Within 5 km of Rotorua.

Quake Details

Information about this earthquake:[View event in Google Earth]
Reference Number3449463/G
Universal TimeJanuary 18 2011 at 8:45
NZ Daylight TimeTuesday, January 18 2011 at 9:45 pm
Latitude, Longitude38.12°S, 176.18°E
Focal Depth150 km
Richter magnitude5.5
  • Within 5 km of Rotorua
  • 190 km south-east of Auckland
Widely felt in the North Island.

1 comment:

  1. 5.5 is a pretty good jolt! Let's hope all of these earthquakes are just relieving pressure all over the world. They were rockin' and rollin' in CA too.