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  • Kapaibro
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    Originally posted by BroncoFaninMD View Post
    I lived in CA, near the San Andreas fault. We'd get little ones and people would hardly pay attention to them. Just continue on. Here in MD, there's been 2 or 3 small ones---2.something. People panicked. Flooded 911. People would be on the news because some things on their shelves moved.
    They'd be screwed in NZ. NZ averages 6-10 earthquakes of at least 4 every year.

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  • Peanut
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    I lived in CA, near the San Andreas fault. We'd get little ones and people would hardly pay attention to them. Just continue on. Here in MD, there's been 2 or 3 small ones---2.something. People panicked. Flooded 911. People would be on the news because some things on their shelves moved.

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    Originally posted by Kapaibro View Post
    Foxton earthquake
    25/08/2007 15:08:02

    A fairly substantial earthquake has shaken the Wanganui basin in the southern North Island.

    Seismologists say it was centred about 40 kilometres west of Foxton at a depth of about 50 kilometres. It was 40 km north-west of Levin and 90 km north of Wellington. The tremor registered 5.1 on the Richter Scale.

    I miss feeling the earthquakes back home. This can't have been too big, as my mum didn't mention it. Though in NZ, anything less than a 7 doesn't really get much attention. I guess that's what I get for growning up on a major fault line.

    I know how you feel Kap.. There are earthquakes here in cali too.. Glad to hear it wasnt big

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  • Kapaibro
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    Originally posted by sneakers View Post
    Awesome! Does it feel like you are walking on your tip toes, or does it feel like you are dizzy when they are going off? Or are you able to walk just fine?
    You can walk fine.

    In a really big one I have got under the table/doorway.

    Last really big one we had was in 1987, just after the Los Angeles ones.

    It was a 6.8, and one person died. He was about 90 years old and had a heart attack. My friend lived where it was centred, and she said it was pretty full-on, lights swaying, and desks moving.

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  • sneakers
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    Originally posted by Kapaibro View Post
    I grew up feeling them.

    You get used to feeling 6 or so a year.

    In my hometown it's mostly sandbased land, so the feeling is more side to side than rolling.

    In Wellington(the capital), it's more of a roll.
    Awesome! Does it feel like you are walking on your tip toes, or does it feel like you are dizzy when they are going off? Or are you able to walk just fine?

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  • Kapaibro
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    Originally posted by sneakers View Post
    How can you miss earthquakes? How does it feel when one is happening?
    I grew up feeling them.

    You get used to feeling 6 or so a year.

    In my hometown it's mostly sandbased land, so the feeling is more side to side than rolling.

    In Wellington(the capital), it's more of a roll.

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  • sneakers
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    How can you miss earthquakes? How does it feel when one is happening?

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    Hometown Earthquake!

    Foxton earthquake
    25/08/2007 15:08:02

    A fairly substantial earthquake has shaken the Wanganui basin in the southern North Island.

    Seismologists say it was centred about 40 kilometres west of Foxton at a depth of about 50 kilometres. It was 40 km north-west of Levin and 90 km north of Wellington. The tremor registered 5.1 on the Richter Scale.

    I miss feeling the earthquakes back home. This can't have been too big, as my mum didn't mention it. Though in NZ, anything less than a 7 doesn't really get much attention. I guess that's what I get for growning up on a major fault line.
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