Glad to hear you're ok aorAki.
Just responding on the recent Christchurch quakes...went out to the movies last night with the wife and as it was our first movie in a longtime, I
joked about how it might be interesting to be watching a movie, when an aftershock struck...well of course about an hour in we copped a 3.95 that
caused a bit of consternation!
I'm also a very light sleeper so after getting to bed just after 12:30am, was hardly in dreamland when the 5.1 at 1:27am hit. Took a while to get back
to sleep after that as my mind was thinking...if this another foreshock to a LARGER one, an hour or two later???
Anyway, got some sleep and then woke around 5:15am feeling a little randy, so woke the wife and around 5:40am was just relaxing after creating some
aftershocks of my own, and ready to drift back to sleep when the 5.5 struck at 5:45am!
Well, it was definitely different to some of the other major ones, in that apart from hearing it coming, it was more rolling and lasted a bit longer
that the short & sharp ones we tend to get. I heard on the early news, but nowhere else, that there was possibly TWO 5.5's only 12 seconds apart, and
I have to say that at the time it felt like there was an increase-decrease-increase intensity about it.
Once again, I noticed unusal clouds in the sky yesterday morning and mentioned to some people I spoke to during the day, that I wouldn't be at all
surprized if we experienced something largish in the next 24 hours...I also mentioned in a post after the 23rd's big quakes, that it was predicted
that around the 3-5th of Jan there would be a high risk of quakes in the region (+/- 3 days).
Based on the predictions for this month, it's going to be a real rocker!
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