“Felt more like a 3.7 to me…”


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:

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(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….

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1 Response to “Felt more like a 3.7 to me…”

  1. Kate Mura says:

    I learn something new from your posts!

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