They don’t call New Zealand the Shaky Isles for nothink (as our Proime Minister is wont to say…).
GeoNet (Geological hazard information for New Zealand – geonet.org.nz) registered 20 moderate to strong earthquakes in January 2017 alone.
You get a tweet like this:
(Haven’t been many in the last couple of months, which is a bit of a worry..)
This is followed by a rapid burst of tweets along the lines of [the title], “Jeez, that was a bump”, “Felt that here in Welly” and “Sharp one here in Nelson”
I’ve felt 2 in the last month – one was hardly anything, one felt like a truck hitting the house.
But we know when there’s been one via our Bauhaus seismometer, locAted on top of the fridge.
It’s a 22 piece building block kit designed by Alma Siedhoff-Buscher in 1923 to Walter Gropius’ specifications for attractive and – at the same time – industrially producible products.
This one start shedding components at Magnitude 3.
I imagine that Magnitude 4 has me looking for bits all over the cottage.
Magnitude 6 probably means no cottage to search through….