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Originally posted by aorAki
reply to post by MoorfNZ
Aah, o.k... I might have been elsewhere charging the holes, or dreaming of pies for lunch.
It was quite a long survey. About 19km from memory.
I would have had glasses and a beard, and was the *cough* handsome one
Going through "town" we had to switch to hammer and plate as explosives wouldn't have been a good look...
[edit on 4-9-2010 by aorAki]
COMMENT: Complex earthquake observed on broadband displacement seismograms with at least two larger events occurring after the onset. Depth from synthetics of broadband displacement seismograms based on first large event.
At this time we cannot confirm the mechanisms of the earthquake. There are several parts to this earthquake occurring within seconds of each other and it will take some time to decipher what the waveforms recorded by our seismographs tell us about the sequence of events. The Canterbury Plains are covered with river gravels so we cannot see the evidence for past active faults in this region, as they are now buried. That makes this earthquake unprecedented in our recorded history.
Originally posted by muzzy
Hope you Cantabrians got some sleep down there last night?
I see the latest aftershocks through the early morning are down to the low 4's and 3's.
Originally posted by muzzyaorAki and moorfnz, what do make of the double/triple event theory being thrown about by usgs? Does it tie in with what you felt?
They now have the first quake "foreshock" at 5.3 and the main event at 7.0, 5 seconds apart , and GNS has a "unknown magnitude" quake 5 seconds after their 7.1.
Originally posted by muzzyHave you experienced feeling dizzy?
When it came through here 380km away, thats what I noticed the most, the rolling motion wasn't that powerful.