13 August 2006


I've been in New Zealand for 2 and a half years now, and the one thing I really wanted to experience was one of these earthquakes it's famous for. And today at 4.29pm I FINALLY felt one! Initial readings say it was 5.9 on the Richter scale but it was miles away (Murchison) so it wasn't very strong. Which is pretty much what I wanted - a nice gentle one! So cool, just a gentle rocking motion; I was on the 7th floor of the chemistry building so I guess it was amplified. Sean wouldn't believe me when I phoned him, but 5 mins later it was already up on the geonet website. Apparently some people could hear a rumble here in Christchurch too. But the birds carried on flying and it certainly stayed windy so I can discount a few myths for all you friendly folk!

OK, that's my excitement for the day! I also saw a ridiculous French movie called the science of dreams (which was mostly in English) and it was great in a whacked of sort of way. I love Gael Garcia Bernal anyway - such a hottie! Hope all's well with you kiddies!

1 comment:

mpy said...

Me too, me too! We could feel it pretty well in our house in Lyttelton. It was my first one too.

And I actually saw 'Science of dreams' last weekend in Wellington. One crazy and funny movie - a typical Gondry movie. Loved it.