Sunday, September 12, 2010

Silent Sunday

http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

I'll break my silnece rule for today, I figure if the Carmelite nuns had to break their vows of silence last week  ("Get under the doorway, Sisters!") then it's ok for me to do it today.

The above website is a cracker, if you'll excuse the pun. And so is this one, it keeps us up todate (incase we miss the odd aftershock) and helps with our scoring of them - yes, we have wee cards that we hold up score like and the one with the closest to the richter scale gets a prize! Play along at home!!

http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/recent_quakes.html


9 comments:

Steve said...

You just gotta love technology...

The Sagittarian said...

Steve - we'd be lost without it! Apparently.

Stickup Artist said...

Good Golly. That's a lot of geological activity. Sounds nerve rattling. I've been through a few earthquakes in southern California, but nothing like what you are experiencing. Cool link. Hope I never have to click on one!

...louciao... said...

No wonder you've refrained from serious tippling--you wouldn't be able to tell the difference if you were drunk or sober, so what's the point. But what a sobering report to behold. I'd had no idea there were so many aftershocks. I'm glad you broke your vow of Sunday bog silence.

The Sagittarian said...

Stick up - I know, and we keep getting them. Haven't enjoyed being back at work today, have had a couple of shakes 4.3 and this building creaks and shudders like a Lemon Sucking Presbyterian!

Loucia- The aftershocks are continuing, but I'm starting not to notice the smaller ones....(like the 3.9s...)

...louciao... said...

I just noticed I said "bog" silence.
:-D
I really had no idea that aftershocks would go on so long. "Unsettling" to say the least. I imagine it feels a bit like being back on land after having spent several days at sea. At least you'll have good sea legs for the rest of your life, once things settle down.

The Sagittarian said...

Louciao- funny you should comment on that as just about everyone you talk to here says the same thing, how 'seasick' we all feel! Today the aftershocks seem to be less frequent. We had a couple of jolts in the night but apart from that nothing too major (touch wood)!

kj said...

sag, i didn't know the aftershocks continue either. what a force of nature. i know it puts things in perspective, like, why do i even care if my washing machine gets vented next week?

love thoughts and prayers continue my way to yours.

love
kj

Barry Coidan said...

I agree with Steve, but it needs a sound track. Something really heavy, earth shattering, to get you jumping all over the place. "This house is jumpin'? What do you think?