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Old Apr 27th 2009, 5:17 am
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Earthquake activity has quietened in the last few weeks going from 4.5-5.0 quakes regularly to 2.5-3.5 quakes with fewer being reported on Geonet (apart from near White Island). Could this be the calm before the storm or the first signs of the big one coming???

If you're interested, the geonet website is:
http://www.geonet.org.nz/index.html

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Old Apr 27th 2009, 5:30 am
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She's just having a bit of a rest. No worries! (alternately, strap on your seat belt and here we go!)
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Originally Posted by MrCFD View Post
Earthquake activity has quietened in the last few weeks going from 4.5-5.0 quakes regularly to 2.5-3.5 quakes with fewer being reported on Geonet (apart from near White Island). Could this be the calm before the storm or the first signs of the big one coming???

If you're interested, the geonet website is:
http://www.geonet.org.nz/index.html

Thanks for that but at least the earth would have moved for me lately
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Old Apr 27th 2009, 6:11 am
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If we could predict that we'd be rich, rich beyond our wildest dreams!

Best be prepared but I wouldn't start panicking just yet. Anyone got a majic 8 ball handy to ask?
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Best be prepared but I wouldn't start panicking just yet. Anyone got a majic 8 ball handy to ask?
Done - magic eight ball says that we're all going to die!
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Knowing my luck I'll just have recovered from the swine fever when the quake hits.
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Knowing my luck I'll just have recovered from the swine fever when the quake hits.
is swine fever confined to guys!
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please dont make me think about this! So IF we get allowed into NZ after the swine flu thingy (our flight is due to land 14th June) we then might get struck by a massive earthquake.... LOVELY! and our baby girl is due to arrive probably in the middle of all this.
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please dont make me think about this! So IF we get allowed into NZ after the swine flu thingy (our flight is due to land 14th June) we then might get struck by a massive earthquake.... LOVELY! and our baby girl is due to arrive probably in the middle of all this.

With thanks to Team-Reynolds who posted this a while back...

“Sometimes it does us a power of good to remind ourselves that we live on two volcanic rocks where two tectonic plates meet, in a somewhat lonely stretch of windswept ocean just above the roaring forties. If you want drama – you’ve come to the right place”
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Actually, there was a very big earthquake off the coast of NZ yesterday (6.1) which had the potential for a tsunami, but you never even heard about it did you?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2364...off-East-Coast
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Originally Posted by Browner_ View Post
Actually, there was a very big earthquake off the coast of NZ yesterday (6.1) which had the potential for a tsunami, but you never even heard about it did you?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2364...off-East-Coast
no I didn't, that's why I need you to inform [and entertain] me of these ground-breaking [pun intended] stories, thanks Browner, I no longer have my head in the sand....
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Originally Posted by Browner_ View Post
Actually, there was a very big earthquake off the coast of NZ yesterday (6.1) which had the potential for a tsunami, but you never even heard about it did you?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2364...off-East-Coast
If it's not on geonet, I don't want to know about it!
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Originally Posted by Browner_ View Post
Actually, there was a very big earthquake off the coast of NZ yesterday (6.1) which had the potential for a tsunami, but you never even heard about it did you?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2364...off-East-Coast
I'm left in no doubt that all those school kids who do civil defence will save us when "the big one" hits .

What always strikes me is that the public are actually quite bad at risk assessment when it comes to being killed until dead.
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Originally Posted by MrCFD View Post
Earthquake activity has quietened in the last few weeks going from 4.5-5.0 quakes regularly to 2.5-3.5 quakes with fewer being reported on Geonet (apart from near White Island). Could this be the calm before the storm or the first signs of the big one coming???

If you're interested, the geonet website is:
http://www.geonet.org.nz/index.html

And to think all I was worried about was the hours of daylight!
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We're all dooooooomed!!

Or not.

If we choose to live on the Ring of Fire, we take that risk.
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