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6.3 Earthquake in New Zealand

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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014294601_apasnewzealandearthquake.html

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has rocked the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch.

There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or damage to the city from the quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was centered 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the city at a depth of 2.5 miles (4 kilometers).

Run Hobbits! RUN!!

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The earth is sure pissed off or something...maybe its the result of a polar shift? Chile had a 6.8 earthquake earlier this month, as well as Peru with a 5.3. Pakistan suffered a 7.3 last month, not to mention Japan's Shinmoedake volcano was erupting at the end of last month/beginning of this month.

Apparently in the last 7 days there have been 220 earthquakes worldwide.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

Is this normal??

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The earth is sure pissed off or something...maybe its the result of a polar shift? Chile had a 6.8 earthquake earlier this month, as well as Peru with a 5.3. Pakistan suffered a 7.3 last month, not to mention Japan's Shinmoedake volcano was erupting at the end of last month/beginning of this month.

Apparently in the last 7 days there have been 220 earthquakes worldwide.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

Is this normal??

She is just ragging...nothing to worry about.

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The earth is sure pissed off or something...maybe its the result of a polar shift? Chile had a 6.8 earthquake earlier this month, as well as Peru with a 5.3. Pakistan suffered a 7.3 last month, not to mention Japan's Shinmoedake volcano was erupting at the end of last month/beginning of this month.

Apparently in the last 7 days there have been 220 earthquakes worldwide.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

Is this normal??

Yeah normal

How often do earthquakes occur?

To most people's surprise, significant worldwide earthquake activity happens at a phenomenal rate. The number of worldwide earthquakes registering M4.0 or stronger ranges between 100 - 500 events per week; activity in the M5+ range happens between 5 - 70 times per week; and it is unusual when a M6+ quake does not happen somewhere on the planet during a week.

http://www.seismo-watch.com/EQSERVICES/EQSERVICES.html

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So far 65 confirmed dead although they expect that to rise. The quake itself was smaller than the one that hit Christchurch last September but this one was more shallower and closer to the city center. Also unlike the last quake this one struck during the lunch period.

It's been a surreal afternoon/evening around here I can tell you

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The earth is sure pissed off or something...maybe its the result of a polar shift? Chile had a 6.8 earthquake earlier this month, as well as Peru with a 5.3. Pakistan suffered a 7.3 last month, not to mention Japan's Shinmoedake volcano was erupting at the end of last month/beginning of this month.

Apparently in the last 7 days there have been 220 earthquakes worldwide.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

Is this normal??

Of course it's normal.

Why does there always have to be an explanation?

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The earth is sure pissed off or something...maybe its the result of a polar shift? Chile had a 6.8 earthquake earlier this month, as well as Peru with a 5.3. Pakistan suffered a 7.3 last month, not to mention Japan's Shinmoedake volcano was erupting at the end of last month/beginning of this month.

Apparently in the last 7 days there have been 220 earthquakes worldwide.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

Is this normal??

Yes it is normal.

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So far 65 confirmed dead although they expect that to rise. The quake itself was smaller than the one that hit Christchurch last September but this one was more shallower and closer to the city center. Also unlike the last quake this one struck during the lunch period.

It's been a surreal afternoon/evening around here I can tell you

Haven't seen you on in a while... hope you are OK. How far away from you was it?

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yeah, I was thinking about you Scutty when I posted this, hope everything is not as bad as it looks on TV.

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/22/new-zealand-quake-causes-massive-glacier-break/

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- The earthquake that struck Christchurch has caused some 30 million tons of ice to break off from New Zealand's biggest glacier.

Tour guides at the Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps say the quake caused the ice to "calve" from the glacier, forming icebergs in the terminal lake.

Tourists of Glacier Explorer boats say the icefall caused waves of up to 3.5 meters in height which swept up and down the lake for 30 minutes.

yikes!

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The Krakatau Volcano in Indonesia started erupting this year too. Between these global weather anomolies, and the thousands of dead fish, birds, dolphins, whales, bees, something must be up. This isnt normal. It's practically 80 degrees today in Charlotte, while 6 hours north of us in DC, theyre getting snow. This time of the year is normally the coldest for us. This is very strange.

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MMmmm.. yea, go back to the TB, this isn't a conspiracy by aliens to destroy us. :)

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