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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 127522 13-Aug-2013 16:29
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Wifey and I have just been over to the West Island.  As practising Wellingtonians Geonet is a regular part of our daily routine, but we were delighted to find the two hour time difference appears to allow Geonet to report on quakes BEFORE they happen:


It seems to us this offers considerable potential for minimising damage, or at least injury and loss of life.  We call upon all Geekzone members who travel overseas to monitor Geonet and contact Civil Defence urgently if they see a big quake is on the way.  The further away you are, the more warning we'll have.  Your family, your friends, your country, will thank you.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 876896 14-Aug-2013 09:23
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Thanks, Mauricio.  It looked fine when I created it, but apparently not for anybody else ...

Try this:

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  Reply # 876942 14-Aug-2013 10:17
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LOL - that's great. Much more accurate than Ken Ring too.
You could let Geonet know, via - or via their facebook page.

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  Reply # 877079 14-Aug-2013 12:19
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You can actually stop earthquakes by filtering the reporting to, say, mag 3 and above. If its not reported and you did't feel it obviously there was no earthtquake.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 878083 14-Aug-2013 13:13
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Thanks, Minimoke.

That makes even more sense than my idea.  Clearly, stopping earthquakes completely is a much better option!

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