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Getting closer to your neighbor

Post by Cherek » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:10 pm

I noticed in the news that last week New Zealand is inching (actually, it was 12 inches or 30 centimeters) closer to their neighbor, Australia and it also got a little bit bigger.
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Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:13 pm

Sounds like sea levels going down?
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Post by Cherek » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:26 pm

It was caused by an earthquake.

Hmmm, I wonder what could have caused that earthquake, any ideas?
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Post by PaladinCyborg » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:12 pm

Cherek wrote: Hmmm, I wonder what could have caused that earthquake, any ideas?

I think plate tectonics was entirely at fault.
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Post by warpedboard » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:16 pm

PaladinCyborg wrote:Cherek wrote: Hmmm, I wonder what could have caused that earthquake, any ideas?

I think plate tectonics was entirely at fault.
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Post by Cherek » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:27 pm

I think the Kiwi's did some thing, since it happened on their island.
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Post by Hawkeye » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:56 pm

It was a fairly powerful quake, but hit in a virtually-unpopulated area, so no reports of casualties and minimal damage. It was felt up to about 800km away from the epicentre, and was felt by myself and my wife a the time. Caused a tidal wave of 17cm apparently. :?

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Post by FLETCH » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:59 am

The east coast of Australia was given a tsunami warning. The terrifying wave massed an imposing height of 8 inches...
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Post by Cherek » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:31 am

FLETCH wrote:The east coast of Australia was given a tsunami warning. The terrifying wave massed an imposing height of 8 inches...
So, are saying that even with the help of a 7.8 earthquake, nothing of any significance comes from New Zealand?
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Post by FLETCH » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:49 pm

You got it in one! :thumbup:
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Post by PaladinCyborg » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:56 am

Tidal wave or not, New Zealand exports include dairy products, meat, wood, fish, and machinery. With tourism and entertainment included, exports add up to 29.2 billion USD - which is pretty good for a work force of 2.1 million.

Some of my most enjoyed movies have been filmed there; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Witch, the Wardrobe, and the Lion.
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Post by FLETCH » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:31 am

A workforce of 2.1 million???!!!

There are at least that many Kiwis loitering around Bondi beach NOT in the workforce...

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