Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Did You Feel That?

Did you feel that?… The ground is shaking. It was 12:02am Monday morning and no-one was expecting the intense impact that the 7.5 magnitude earthquake would bring. The affected regions were North of Christchurch and Wellington but there were claims that shocks could be felt, right to the top of the North Island.

It made a 16km hole, deep in the ground followed by approximately  1,500 aftershocks. This number is still increasing. Two 6.2 magnitude quakes have been reported by Kaikoura. The ex-rugby captain Richie McCaw and commercial helicopter pilot has been flying rescue teams into the worst-affected areas after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday.

A tsunami warning has been issued to a number of areas around New Zealand. This includes all of the East Coast of New Zealand both in the North Island and the South. The tsunami has hit Kaikoura. Mass evacuations are taking place from a number of coastal settlements on the east coast of New Zealand. At this stage there are casualties, but the exact number is unknown, and numerous people have been injured.

If there was an earthquake where I’m staying I would:
  1. Warn who ever is around me
  2. Go under a table closest to me or if I'm outside I'll curl up like a turtle under a tree.
  3. Stay calm

If there was a tsunami I would:
  1. Warn who ever is around me
  2. Get to higher ground or land
  3. Don't panic


  1. Who Jessica that is great for your homework I love your good words.

  2. wow! Hi Jessica that was really great information about the earthquake in New Zealand I really enjoyed reading your post

  3. Hi Leanah,
    Thank you for the lovely comment! I know you have a blog to so I can't wait to read your next post!

  4. Hi Jessica, you have included many interesting facts about the earthquake in your report. I like your introduction as it made me want to read more of what you'd written. Good job!