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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
THAT was a good shake
NZST: Tue, Jul 3 2012 10:36 pm
Depth: 230 km
Details: 60 km south of Opunake (170km NW of Wellington)
Wo. 7! Lucky it was deep. Working in the kitchen tonight, Mish drawing and me fiddling with the biz website, and we heard a low, long rumble. Not a plane, not a car idling - a suspicious noise; it went on for about 8 seconds, then the house she was ashaking. Mish rooted to the spot, standing in the kitchen. Me, ditto, sitting watching the lights swinging. We have one thought as we discover later: how bad is it going to get?
But, nothing falls off shelves and she stops after a long (15 second odd shake). Fades away slowly; we felt a wee movement underfoot for about a minute after the walls stopped moving. I'm amazed at the long intro sound - we heard that coming from a long way off. Was it coming up from 230km? Or travelling down the country? Or both?
Sometimes you do; sometimes you don't hear them coming.
Minutes later, the GeoNet website has the report that I've pasted above.
Too hyped now to head off to bed!