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A magnitude 5.7 Earthquake shook Tasman and surrounding areas on Thursday evening at 10:13 PM.
The earthquake was located 10 km west of St Arnaud and had a depth of 62km according to Geonet as of 10:43 PM.
Wow, that was a reasonable jolt – nearly 24,000 of you felt that! M5.7 near St Arnaud with strong shaking. We’ve had felt reports from across the South Island and the lower North Island #eqnz https://t.co/r0xPWbxlec pic.twitter.com/f4FAFF9GP4
— GeoNet (@geonet) September 3, 2020
We hope everyone is feeling okay after the M5.7 earthquake located 10 km west of St Arnaud.
In the event of any aftershocks, remember to Drop, Cover and Hold. Sleep well everyone! #eqnz
— National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) September 3, 2020
5.7 on the Richter. Felt like it #eqnz
— lindaclark1 (@lindaclark1) September 3, 2020
Always good to log on and check Twitter to confirm I’m not just losing my mind #eqnz
— Bennett (@bennettLmorgan) September 3, 2020
The shaking intensity was Strong.
Over 25,277 people have reported feeling the shake.
Clarke Gayford also felt the earthquake at the Premier House.
Quiiiiiite creaky the old Prem House during those good shakes, its sure set off the birds nesting in our ceiling #eqnz
Hope everyone else is OK.
— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 3, 2020