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Three cows somehow survived an earthquake in New Zealand after their field was destroyed leaving them stranded on a tiny patch of grass.
The two adult cattle and one calf were spotted via helicopter trapped on the small island that was created after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck close to the small town of Kaikoura.
I might do that tomorrow, Geonet have adopted USGS's magnitude of 7.8Mw now, just like they did with the 2009 Dusky Sound. Excuse is that for big quakes the readings from further away are more accurate as the local seismographs get saturated and hard to decipher.
Fortunately, Cook Strait, with its offset faults, had acted like a barrier and halted the quake in its tracks, Gledhill said.
Wellington and the Kapiti Coast are now 2 to 6cm further north, Christchurch and Banks Peninsula have shifted 2cm south and some parts of the West Coast are now 10cm closer to Canterbury than they were.