HobbitSoundtrackBooklet04Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the week ending August 18, 2013.  If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch up on the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the link to some of our most popular discussions.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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News just in from New Zealand that a 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked Wellington.  The earthquakes eipcentre was 10 kms south-east of Seddon.  There are unconfirmed reports of damage in Seddon.  We will update when we hear more.

For more information on the strength and location of the quake, GeoNet – Quakes and for live reactions to the quake click here.

Additional reports received from newsagencies in New Zealand are saying there have been several aftershocks

From stuff.co.nz: “A magnitude 5.7 aftershock centred 5km southeast of Seddon and 8km deep hit about six minutes later.

Another large aftershock, magnitude 5.6, struck at 2.45pm. It was centred 15km southeast of Seddon at a depth of 5km.

A quake closer to Wellington struck at 2.50pm. Geonet said the 4.8 magnitude quake was 15km south of the city at a depth of 5km.”  Read more…