Jeepers! We've just been hit by another sudden jolt this afternoon, a few minutes ago. It's been a good few months since the last significant event that I felt!
It went on for a half a minute or so, and was followed by a few smaller aftershocks in quick succession.
Thankfully everything is fine (though some things did get knocked over). More details later...
- there is the constant sound of sirens coming from the mall, and heavy traffic moving around.
- Geonet reports it was a 5.8 quake out at Lyttleton. Crap, this means we're going to have a few more sleepless nights for a while again.
EDIT 2: (3:28pm)
We've just had a second, even more destructive quake - it felt much worse than any of the others so far. Deja vu all over again (June 13th).
Was watching some cabinets just swaying violently, stuff clinking around, and the house jelloing for a while afterwards.
After over an hour, Geonet now reports this as a 6.0 @ 6km deep. Gah!