Monday, 18 March 2013

Shake, shake, shake!

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:

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* Graham Parker’s Human Soul, for those who’ve been asking.

1 comment:

  1. Snap! I was play my records as well after re-tubing my Phono Stage. Playing John Hiatts masterpiece 'Bring the Family' when the first jolt hit- i thought that the record had warped?, then the bigger one 5 minutes later & the needle was jumping all over the place!

    2nd quake Ive experinaced, the other was a 6 in Palmy North 5 years ago.

    IvanK

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