January 3, 2012

January 2012 Aftershocks May Be Last Gasp Of Fault... | Stuff.co.nz

We had a better night.... long may it last :)
Thought some of you might be interested in this photo. For reference, we live on the top side and outer loop of the green horseshoe to the lower left of "Parklands".. Close enough.
There is a good article too ... for the full article you can click on the link below the photo, but it basically says:
Between midnight and 7.30am yesterday, 21 earthquakes, including magnitude-5.1 and magnitude-5.5 shakes, gave many people a sleepless night.
The quakes were all centred in a patch of Pegasus Bay about 5 kilometres off New Brighton.
A National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research marine survey in April identified the presence of small, splintered faults in the area and further south near Port Levy, each capable of generating quakes of between magnitude 5.0 and 6.0.
Researchers also discovered a larger fault running out to sea off Kaiapoi that some believe could produce a quake of about magnitude 7.0.
Oh joy - you can imagine we are really hanging out for a 7 that close.


  1. oh no a 7 The earth is up to no good. It is an exausting ride. Especially for your side of the city. Take care

  2. I hope that the 7 never comes.

  3. ditto what GB said. I wonder if they are ever going to stop.


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