Yes, last night we had an earthquake off the coast of Wanganui. It was 7.0, 230 km deep, but was widely felt over the North Island, and in the South Island.We woke up to a loud rumble, coming from the West, and a lot of shaking. The reports tell of no major damage, and this makes me realise in a small way how everyone in Christchurch must feel so vulnerable, as with each shake do they think an other big one is coming. Out at sea the crew working on the Maui Oil rig felt sea movement. The rig is built for this, and has an evacuation plan in place, our weather man Tamati Coffey talked about this earlier this morning on TVNZ Breakfast.
Last night’s quake was felt, at the star in the middle of the map, out at sea.
Quotation of the day author unknown
“ We are mere mortals, walking on the crust of the Earth”
Cheers from Jean