Friday, May 31, 2013

New Zealand Is in the Midst of a Five-Month-Long Earthquake

It's the strongest earthquake to hit the region in 150 years says The New Zealand Herald, "but none of the locals are diving under desks or sheltering in doorways."

What's happening near Wellington is that that same amount of energy, and the same amount of movement of the Earth's surface, is being spread out over months and months.

It's still a magnitude 7 earthquake, it's just a gradual one.

[Webbot hit.]

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/05/new-zealand-is-in-the-midst-of-a-six-month-long-earthquake/#.UadkVnydqNU.twitter

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