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By Renee Duff – AccuWeather

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake jolted New Zealand early Sunday morning, generating a tsunami along the South Island’s northeast coast.

The earthquake struck 58 miles (93 km) north-northeast of Christchurch, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the coast and was a shallow quake with the epicenter occurring just 14.3 miles (23.0 km) below the earth’s surface, according to the USGS.

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Preliminary Earthquake Report

Notice! This is a computer-generated report – this event has not reviewed by a seismologist!

EDIS Number: EQ-20130222-307136-NZL
Magnitude: 5.4
Mercalli scale: 6
Date-Time [UTC]: Friday, 22th February 2013 at 06:21 PM
Local Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 06:21 at night at epicenter
Coordinate: 39° 25.176, 177° 36.252
Depth: 22.70 km (14.11 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Class: Moderate
Region: Pacific Ocean
Country: New Zealand
Location: 43.03 km (26.74 miles) SW of Nuhaka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Source: USGS
Generated Tsunami: Not or no data
Damage: Not or no data
The potential impact of the earthquake
Everyone feels movement. People have trouble walking. Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall off walls. Furniture moves. Plaster in walls might crack. Trees and bushes shake. Damage is slight in poorly built buildings. No structural damage.

RSOE EDIS – Preliminary Earthquake Report in Nuhaka, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Notice! This is a computer-generated report – this event has not reviewed by a seismologist!

EDIS Number: EQ-20130218-306309-NZL
Magnitude: 6.1
Mercalli scale: 7
Date-Time [UTC]: Monday, 18th February 2013 at 12:19 PM
Local Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 01:19 at night at epicenter
Coordinate: 30° 40.926, 178° 7.638
Depth: 34.10 km (21.19 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Class: Strong
Region: Pacific Ocean
Country: New Zealand
Location: 865.2 km (537.61 miles) S of Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand
Source: USGS
Generated Tsunami: Not or no data
Damage: Not or no data
The potential impact of the earthquake
People have difficulty standing. Drivers feel their cars shaking. Some furniture breaks. Loose bricks fall from buildings. Damage is slight to moderate in well-built buildings; considerable in poorly built buildings.

RSOE EDIS – Preliminary Earthquake Report in Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Notice! This is a computer-generated report – this event has not reviewed by a seismologist!

EDIS Number: EQ-20130119-299686-NZL
Magnitude: 4.3
Mercalli scale: 3
Date-Time [UTC]: Saturday, 19th January 2013 at 08:15 AM
Local Date/Time: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 20:15 in the evening at epicenter
Coordinate: 43° 34.140, 172° 31.980
Depth: 17.60 km (10.94 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Class: Light
Region: Pacific Ocean
Country: New Zealand
Location: 9.87 km (6.13 miles) – of Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
Source: USGS
Generated Tsunami: Not or no data
Damage: Not or no data
The potential impact of the earthquake
any people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing back and forth. People outdoors might not realize that an earthquake is occurring.

RSOE EDIS – Preliminary Earthquake Report in Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand.