Archive for December, 2010

Jerry Lee would be pleased*. 111 days after the 7.1 magnitude quake on September 4 the emergency phone number 111 has had quite a workout in the last 24 hours in Christchurch. A seismic swarm of shallow and quite violent shocks was felt last night, on Xmas evening, and during the day today, Boxing Day, starting with a wake up 4.2 magnitude call just after 2am and a flurry of quakes, the largest a 4.9 magnitude jolt at 10.30am. After a period of relative quietude on the earthquake front we’ve had 29 shakes already today and it’s only 9.30pm….

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“We are honoured to win in this tough and fair fight”. Vladimir Putin, Russian PM
Tough it certainly was. The jury is out on fair.
The same day the FIFA fiefdom of Sep Blatter awarded the 2018 FWC to Moscow and the 2022 tournament to Qatar The Press headline, based on the latest Wikileaks deluge, was “Moscow Utterly Corrupt-memo”.