June 14, 2011

How was your last 24 hours? Even your last year?


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This screenshot is taken from http://quake.crowe.co.nz/ on 14th June.

We have had 57 earthquakes in Christchurch in the last 24 hours.....

Last shake #6812 was Magnitude 3.8 (III) at 8.78 km at 8:52am, about 1 hr 6 mins ago
Yes you read that right - Six thousand eight hundred and twelve quakes.

Apparently the total energy released to date is 3.36773 petajoules. The Sept quake was 2.7645 petajoules, and contributed 82% of the energy - hard to imagine.  (1petajoule is equivalent to 238 kilotonnes of TNT.)
You can look at that at http://quake.crowe.co.nz/QuakeEnergy/

Good video can be seen on the NZ Herald site

Having a quiet day and in some ways I am very glad to have the day off.  I wasn't going to ask for it off,  but this does allow me to spend the day at home with some of the family. Today, this afternoon, it is the anniversary of Arch's death on the Mt Hutt Rd.  We didn't hear about it until the following morning, when the police arrived.  Between the impact of earthquakes and the inquest in the middle, the year has been one we will never forget. I can't believe he never even got to feel the first earthquake, even though he lived near the epicentre. In some ways I probably haven't accepted he isn't out there still, just doing his own thing and hanging out with the kids.  We have three of their birthdays to celebrate this week - the first last weekend and two this weekend.   

He may have gone, but he certainly lives on in them.

First birthday last Sunday- laughing at old pictures of them all.

You can read back at these links.
Four Paws and Whiskers: The seatbelt issue.... http://t.co/J5r6VYL


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