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July 15th, 2009

Well that was fun [Jul. 15th, 2009|09:40 pm]
[Current Location |Invercargill]
[mood |shaken, rattled and rolled]

Just felt the biggest earthquake since the one in '03 when bits of Secretary Island got knocked into the sea, and Geo Net is down and I can't file an earthquake report. Oh well.

For the record:
Time felt: 9.22 pm Wednesday 15th July.
Duration: About 1½ - 2 minutes.
What it was: A fairly gentle but deep rolling, shaking sort of movement. After the 2 minutes of the actual quake there was a lot of settling and slight motion for another 3 - 5 minutes.
Damage here: None.
Movement: Light fittings, loose items, no falls from bookshelves or anything like that.

Now to see if Geo Net is up yet...

Edited to add: Well, the earthquake has got its own web page here, so that's a start...

Further edit: This one actually felt quite a bit different to the `03 quake. That one started off feeling like I was living next to a railway line and there was a goods train going past. This one felt more like being on a boat of some description. More rolling, less juddering.
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