News | Environment
8 Dec 2021 21:42
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Environment

    More than 17 thousand people have reported feeling an earthquake that shook central parts of the country

    More than 17 thousand people have reported feeling an earthquake that shook central parts of the country



    The 5.3 magnitude quake struck just before 3pm at a depth of 150 kilometres, 80 kilometres north of French Pass off the coast of the South Island.

    On Geonet people reported feeling the tremor in greater Wellington, the central north island and as far south as Christchurch.

    Android phone users had extra warning - with an alert sent out 10 to 15 seconds before the tremor hit.

    It comes from a new safety feature recently rolled out by Google across the Android operating system.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Environment News
     08 Dec: Covid-19 continues to spread in Waikato
     08 Dec: Another Covid-19 scare at an Auckland resthome
     07 Dec: Motorists are being warned of severe flooding on SH 1 at Kuku, between Ohau and Otaki north of Wellingion
     07 Dec: Kapiti Coast officials are waiting with bated breath as the rain continues to fall across the region
     06 Dec: Wellington civil defence has no plans yet to evacuate people
     06 Dec: Kapiti emergency management is offering support to people cut off by a landslide
     06 Dec: Heavy rainfall and flooding has closed roads and a primary school in Wellington
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    A four-year commitment to New Zealand with Christchurch and Auckland to alternate as Sail GP host cities highlights an expansion announcement for season three of the event More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A Christchurch businessman who's admitted a raft of child sex abuse charges - will keep his name secret at least until February More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Lily Collins thinks Hollywood should always try to "do better" when it comes to diversity 21:32

    Law and Order:
    Two people have been taken to hospital after what police are calling an "altercation" in Auckland 21:13

    Law and Order:
    Myles Taylor was of unsound mind when he killed parents with pick hammer, lawyers argue 21:03

    Entertainment:
    Queen Elizabeth is in mourning following the death of one of her most trusted aides 21:02

    Entertainment:
    Jodie Kidd has got engaged 20:32

    Entertainment:
    DaBaby has had battery charges against him dismissed 20:02

    Entertainment:
    Joanna Lumley "turned rather dim" when she met Queen Elizabeth for the first time 19:32

    Entertainment:
    Joshua Malina has called for Hollywood to "cancel Mel Gibson" 19:02

    Accident and Emergency:
    Witnesses have described seeing people dive into Tauranga Harbour after a car involved in a three vehicle crash plunged into the water 18:53

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors have confirmed Tohu Harris as their captain for the 2022 NRL season 18:53


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd