As with most Aucklanders, yesterday’s shallow 3.9-strength earthquake came as a surprise. In a house with a concrete floor, lying on the couch playing a record (remember records?), it seemed as though a truck had hit the front of the house. Bang! The cat slept, and the house moved enough to make the needle jump on the record*. Serious.
Serious enough to worry about the earthquake being directly under a volcano: fortunately, GNS Science confirms the quake is not linked to volcanic activity. So we can go back to laughing about it, and us. As most did on Twitter:
* Graham Parker’s Human Soul, for those who’ve been asking.