Magnitude 7.6 – New Zealand – July 15, 2009

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The BC-ESP recorded a magnitude 7.6 earthquake on July 15, at 09:22:29 UTC time. This earthquake occurred OFF THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, New Zealand and was widely felt across South Island.

A 0.17 meter (0.5 feet) tsunami was observed in JACKSON BAY, NZ at 10:18 UTC time.

For more info on this earthquake visit: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
News articles on this event: CBS News, AOL News

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