Daveosaurus (southerndave) wrote,
Daveosaurus
southerndave

Well that was fun

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.
Tags: shaky isles
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