ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A New Zealand earthquake today 2013 has struck near Wellington and Blenheim again. The New Zealand earthquake today August 2, 2013 began at the same epicenter that prompted several quakes last month. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news.
Officials tell news that a 4.9 magnitude New Zealand earthquake began minutes ago. The quake started at 12:05 am local time today. It posted a nominal depth, however. USGS indicates to news that the New Zealand earthquake started only seven miles below sea level. As a result, the quake was felt across the region.
The quake was thirty-two miles southeast of Blenheim. The quake was forty miles southwest of Karori and forty-one miles south of Wellington as well. Reps tell news that the quake was forty-eight miles south of Lower Hutt and fifty-two miles from Porirua as well. No injuries have been reported by local news today.
In July, several quakes struck Wellington. One of the last Wellington quakes to strike last month was on July 19. That quake posted a 4.5 magnitude and was nineteen miles east of Blenheim and twenty-eight miles southwest of Karori. The Wellington quake was thirty-nine mils south of Lower Hutt and thirty-nine miles south of Porirua.