Pretty impressive, RT! . Reported within 30 minutes from half a world away. Beat BBC and CNN to the story.
It was a pretty strong, and long quake, here in Wellington.
6.3 earthquake strikes New Zealand
24 April, 2015
A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit 40 kilometers off the New Zealand town of Kaikoura, GeoNet reports. Witnesses reported feeling tremors as far as Auckland.
BREAKING: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck inland from Kaikoura. Did you feel it? #eqnz
That was a long Earthquake! 6.3, 40km north west of kaikoura 76km deep. I picked up my daughter so fast and ran for the doorway #earthquake
OMG THERE WAS A 6.4 EARTHQUAKE IN KAIKOURA AND WE FELT IT IN CHCH I HOPE EVERYONES OK THERE
'Buildings sway' as 'severe' 6.2 quake strikes top of South Island