30 March 2010

Gisborne: a town going places - literally

According to geologists, Gisborne is on the move in a "slow quake" and has moved 70mm in the past few weeks. That's a lot in geological terms, especially without an earthquake. There's some cool maps on GeoNet showing where the slow slip has occurred. I've lived in earthquake-prone NZ all my life and have never heard of a "slow quake"!

Does this make Gisborne the fastest town in the east?

1 comment:

Sphenodon said...

you haven'theard about slow quakes? really?

crickey yoof education, it's really crap!