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Thread #110534   Message #2324997
Posted By: GUEST,fossil in NZ (away from home)
25-Apr-08 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Subject: RE: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Have experienced a number of earthquakes since moving to NZ. Biggest one was a 5.6, enough to make me stagger as I was walking around in the shop. bit like a strong horizontal slide one way, then the other - different from the smaller quakes which seem to have an up-and-down movement. A lot of bottles rattles (I work in a pharmacy), but nothing fell down.

I would *not* like to experience anything bigger than this!

Neither, living as a I do in a wooden house built on a sand dune a scant 20 metres above mean sea-level, am I interested in seeing a tsunami at first hand, thank you very much!