Earthquake came to Australia, New ZealandPeople, Friday, October 21, 2011 13:43:45
Earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale that struck the west coast of New Zealand last week, approached the southern parts of the country to the coasts of Australia. It reported scientists quoted by AP. They add that the move was only 30 cm and a serious change in geography.
However, in the opinion of seismologist Ken Gledhil shift in the southern part of New Zealand reveals the power of the quake, which he said was the strongest this year in the world. You can actually say that New Zealand was slightly higher, said he. The specialist explained that the southeastern part of South Island was approached by 30 centimeters to Australia, while the eastern coast of the island has moved by only centimeters to the west. The Agency notes that the greatest in the last 78 years in New Zealand earthquake caused only minor damage and no victims. According to Gledhil "the country is pulled very lucky." He believes that an earthquake of similar magnitude would cause serious damage over the world. Gledhil added that the amendment which caused the quake happened in seconds and adds that in view the normal movements of the earth layers it would take hundreds of years. According to the results of earthquake exercises will provide invaluable information for specialists.
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