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I just experienced my first earthquake ever. I had no idea what was happening, the entire house was shaking and there was a noise that I couldn't figure out what it was. Man, what an experience. Now to try and find out where the epicentre was situated.

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Ray

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We had an earthquake in Adelaide last year.

It was the most exciting thing to happen here in decades, ohh apart from that time that someone put dish washing liquid in the Victoria square water fountain. That was pretty radical...

I think we all need to go to the high country for a week and look for damaged ruts and tracks. We will need to also provide emotional support by sitting around a camp fire drinking lots of bourban.

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Little wonder that the quake felt so strong, we were around 20 km or so from the epicentre. It's interesting that when I was Googling earthquake last night, it came up with listing of earthquakes for the area almost a year apart over the last few years, as if this is an annual event. And why do all of these things have to happen in the middle of the night, when it's the most difficult time to react or do anything?

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Ray

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I just thought I'd update this considering the latest report of a 3.8 magnitude earthquake in NSW. Not a lot of people realise that the Richter Scale is logarithmic (just like sound pressure which is measured in decibels) such that each step is 10 times greater than the previous ie an earthquake registering 4 is 1/10 of that registering 5. So the 5.3 magnitude earthquake really makes the NSW 3.8 a mere tremor; whereas, the NZ 6.3 (especially as it hit a major city), made the Vic one a mere shake. Here's a graphic to illustrate how the scale works:

RichterScale.gif

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Ray

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