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6.5 earthquake shakes Wellington, NZ

July 5, 2011 at 6:34 am by linuxelf  - 

The Dominion Post reports yet another earthquake has hit New Zealand.

Workers in Parliament dived under their desks and residents ran from their homes after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Wellington region this afternoon. A Geo Net report said the quake hit at 3.36pm at a depth of 150km and was centred 30km west of Taupo.

Wellington City Council said there were no immediate reports of damage and Civil Defence had also not received any reports of significant damage in the region. Taupō Civil Defence had also had no reports of damage.

Sending our best to those affected by this most recent quake. [Read More]

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Miscellaneous, New Zealand, The Hobbit on July 5, 2011 by Source: Dominion Post