Shhhh! Don't tell everyone. With a bit of luck, I may have got away with it :-)
I felt the rocking. But we get those so often, you get used to it. What I have learn't is that you can tell by the motion if the quake was large but far away, (which this one was), or small but closer. I sit right on top of the biggest fault line we have. Seafox and Marauder do too. We are all waiting for the long over due "bigone". When this fault line lets go, it is usually in the high 7's from viewing past records. The last one was 7.8 and the Wellington Airport
now stands on what was once sea before that quake.
Anyway, back to the quake of last night. A few buildings were damaged and the Central Business District (CBD) is closed today. No one was hurt. The quake centre was 50Km off shore. Interestingly, the epicentre sits very close to an area that has been highlighted as a possible Tsunami causing geographical feature. A large area of silt and sand sitting on the top edge of a huge drop. Scientists are worried the soft silt may go over the edge, creating an enormus water
movement what would result in a huge Tidal wave. We don't get Tidal waves often here. Nothing big in known Human times, but there is evedence of Waves being created by these features that are scattered around the country, that have created walls of water
well over 150ft high.