Friday, March 12, 2010

3.4? Ooh scary...

So New South Wales in Australia experienced an earthquake of magnitude 3.4.
Candice Neat, a resident of Hawks Nest, south of Seal Rocks, said she was woken
up by the quake. "We were rocking in our beds and the windows were shaking," she
told the Seven Network's Sunrise programme. "It was a bit scary, we didn't know
what was happening."


I had to laugh. I slept right through the last quake we had round here, and it measured 5.0. I guess it's an illustration of how accustomed to earthquakes we are in NZ. A 3.4 here would barely get a paragraph on Stuff, and maybe I'd mention it here if it was localised enough.

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