The Eye of the Fish

Leviathan
November 14, 2016

Getting off lightly

Once again we have an earthquake, and once again, our city gets off lightly. Despite all the hoohaa and sirens and tsunami warnings etc, and apart from the tragic loss of a couple of people in the South Island, Wellington has brushed off the quakes with a shrug. And that is exactly what we should be able to do, every time it happens. The Geonet warning on my phone has been going off non-stop for the last several hours, telling me when I woke that i had slept through 145 aftershocks, although I must say – the midnight wobble kept me awake for a while! Here’s a clip of the Geonet drum activity from then:
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Shows how continuous the activity was for that hour or so. And still is.

But what about Ken Ring? The “moon man” has been very quiet – his Twitter feed is silent since September – but heck, I’d be crowing from the rooftops if i was him! Biggest full moon / super moon for years, and i was out last night at 11pm watching it in all its glory, shining away on a clear sky, and then wham, bamm, a large quake just an hour later. Did he predict this? By my reckoning, he should have! I don’t believe in the connection myself, but was it just a coincidence?

Meanwhile, I have to go put some things back on shelves…

Leviathan
14 - 11 - 16

The thing I don’t get about Ken Ring’s theory, is how you could tell WHERE. I fully understand that gravity is this immense force that we honestly don’t really understand, and that tides are heavily influenced by where the moon is and how full it is etc, – but it was not just NZ that saw the superman last night. The whole world saw it. Every single human being across the globe could look up and see it as it sailed by – but only NZ had a quake? Someone said Chile also had a quake, but that’s not confirmed yet, but that would make more sense if they had one too. But there should also be a series of quakes happening right now across Africa and Europe right now, for this theory to make any sense.

Leviathan
14 - 11 - 16

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/argentina-earthquake-today-tremor-magnitude-strikes-north-east-of-the-country-a7415001.html

hmmmmmm……

60MPa
14 - 11 - 16

Centreport is a bit more stuffed than people realise, cranes jumped off tracks which have twisted,ferry loading ramp dropped down under the waterline, rail lines bent and dropped levels and cracks all over the show – a lot of work ahead

Leviathan
14 - 11 - 16

You’re very right there – Centreport has suffered a really serious setback last night. Not just that the edge at the harbour has dissolved into the drink again, but also that they couldn’t perform as intended – people and freight couldn’t get off the damn ferries! At neither Interislander nor bluebridge. Very poor situation.

What is probably worse for their bank balance however, is that 2 out of 3 of the new buildings at their business park suffered serious damage. BNZ has fallen apart for the second time (last time cost them $30m to repair) and now Stats say they won’t be back for a year, as a “floor has collapsed”. I think the chances of any new tenants being interested in moving to Centreport business park has just sunk to zero….