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Earthquakes: not just fun and games…

Strong 6.6 Earthquake Hits Wellington, Aftershocks… | Stuff.co.nz. I used to find earthquakes fascinating and would stop what I was doing to observe the earth going nuts. No fuss, no muss, no stress, just a detached scientific interest. After what … Continue reading

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Christmas in Christchurch

I’m down here in Dunedin enjoying the warmth and wrapping presents but things are more fraught in Christchurch. There was a cluster of earthquakes yesterday afternoon – a 5.8, a 6.0 and a couple of others that were just over … Continue reading

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To flush or not to flush?

To flush or not to flush? | Stuff.co.nz. The latest in Moata’s series of posts about life in Christchurch after the earthquake.  Today, she’s having problems with toilet-flushing etiquette. The water and sewerage systems in Christchurch are severely damaged and … Continue reading

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Christchurch Earthquake Video

Extraordinary Chch quake video shows 24 seconds of horror | NATIONAL News. A couple who were recently let back into their business in central Christchurch found some security camera footage of the earthquake.  The footage is amazing and scary.  The … Continue reading

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Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear Reactor Meltdown, What’s Next?

The ongoing crisis in Japan seems to be three disasters rolled into one – earthquake, tsunami, nuclear plant meltdown. If the earthquake in Christchurch was an intimate personal kind of disaster for New Zealanders, this current disaster in Japan, is … Continue reading

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Daily Photo: Tsunami

The waves were absolutely, overwhelmingly enormous.

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Japan earthquake and tsunami wreak havoc

Scientists said the quake ranked as the fifth-largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month. Japan tsunami wreaks havoc, hundreds dead – NZ Herald News. I … Continue reading

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