Did the earth move for you?
August 22, 2003 7:13 AM Subscribe
Did the earth
move for you as well? The biggest earthquake to hit the "Shaky Isles" since 1968 rocked the southern South Island of New Zealand earlier today, with the tremor being felt as far away as Sydney
. Did you realise that recorded earthquakes are an almost daily occurrence
around the world? In fact, earthquakes with a magnitude of 1 or over happen at an alarming rate
While California is often thought of as earthquake central and New Zealand carries the "Shaky Isles" crown with justification (and not a little pride), Australia
is not generally considered to be a country prone to earthquakes. Surprisingly, there have been 15 earthquakes in Australia in the past month alone, ranging from 2 to 6 in intensity.
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