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Subject: MAJ quake report
From: Dave Nelson dave.nelson@...............
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:37:51 +1000

hi all

    major earthquake in the SW of the South Island of New Zealand
   my ol' homeland.
    my parents phoned me within minutes of the event and said the shaking 
for upwards of 1min 30sec and they are ~ 300km NE of the epicentre
They described is as quite strong shaking rather than the usual low freq
rolling motion of large distant quakes

Region: OFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, N.Z. (Actually with in the fiords of 
that region,technically onshore...just)
Geographic coordinates: 45.721S, 166.643E
Magnitude: 7.8 Mw
Depth: 35 km  				    (locally listed at ~ 5km,  very shallow)
Universal Time (UTC): 15 Jul 2009 09:22:32
Time near the Epicenter: 15 Jul 2009 20:22:32
Local standard time in your area: 15 Jul 2009 19:22:32

Dave N


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