Tuesday, 16 October 2007

A jolt in the night

Fiordland was rocking and rolling last night starting at 1:29am with a 6.7 earthquake centred 60km west of Milford Sound. What better reminder that the earth is still alive and changing? Unfortunately, being that I was half asleep, I failed to "drop, cover and hold". The best I could do was look at the clock and announce 'it's an earthquake'. But I was motivated this morning to look up emergency preparedness sites and get a bit more informed:
http://www.getthru.govt.nz/
http://www.prepare.co.nz/disasters_earthquakes.asp?c=163942

Also found the page on how to quake safe your home:
http://www.eqc.govt.nz/quakesafeyourhome.aspx

Details of the quake and aftershocks are on GeoNet: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/recent_quakes.html

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