SLSNZ head office rocked by earthquake

Friday, 16 August 2013

Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to send its thoughts to all those affected by this afternoon's earthquake.

At around 2.30pm a quake measuring 6.2 in magnitude occurred around 10km south-east of Seddon at a depth of 8km. Several aftershocks have followed.

Thankfully, all our Wellington-based staff at "Surf House" in Cuba Street are all unharmed, albeit unnerved by what they say has felt like the biggest shake yet.

Head office was also rattled on Monday July 22 when a 6.5 jolt (centred in Seddon) occurred shortly after 5pm causing damage around the capital. While there was some internal damage, such as photos off the walls and collapsed bookshelves, there was no structural damage to the building and it was given the all clear.

SLSNZ  CEO Paul Dalton says the building is fine and only one trophy was damaged this time. Staff were sent home at 4pm.  

There has been no reported damage from any of our Wellington-based Surf Life Saving Clubs.

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