Thursday, July 16, 2009

Earthquake


Last night there was a BIG earthquake in New Zealand. It was the biggest we have had in 78 years and was 7.8 on the richter scale, which is HUGE. But, it was in a very isolated area a long ways from where we live. So this is what I was doing while it was happening. Mum was at work and didn't feel a thing, although some folks in our city said they felt it.


See it is down the bottom of the south Island in New Zealand, and we live at the bottom of the north Island (very imaginative names for our country: North and South Islands).

Our earthquake was as big as one in China that killed 68,000 people!! However there have been no reported injuries here, as that part of New Zealand is pretty uninhabited.
Our news tonight, said that we have 14,000 earthquakes a year in New Zealand, most of which we don't feel, so we are used to them.
Thanks though for thinking of us, and we are happy to report that we are safe and sound.

34 comments:

  1. OMC! We did not hear about the earthquake, Poppy Q, but we are very relieved to know that you are OK! We hope to never know what an earthquake feels like. Thunderboomies are quite bad enough.

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  2. I'm so glad you and Mum are OK, we were sure worried about you!!!

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  3. I am so glad that you are safe Poppy - that is scary!

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  4. Oh my... sounds so scary about the earthquake... Good to know that you are doing fine.

    Licks,
    Adele, Vincent & Bella

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  5. Our mum remembers the time in school when she was about 10 when the teacher told the class that 'THE BIG ONE' was coming, and it would turn all of Wellington into a big swamp. The school was then flooded with complaints. MOL!

    We are happy that nobody was hurt.

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  6. Well I am glad you are okay! I did not hear about the earthquake but then again the Ashes are on so we are obsessed with the cricket these days.

    Mum says she and dad visited Milford Sound earlier this year near where that earthquake was.

    Huffle Mawson

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  7. We Scotties have never been in an earthquake, but Java used to feel them all the time when he and the peeps lived in CA. He says they are kinda scary. We are glad you are OK and it looks like no one was hurt. Watch out for the aftershocks.

    XOXO
    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

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  8. Glad you're OK, Poppy Q! Here in Dallas, we had an earthquake about a month ago. I felt something--kinda jiggly. It was just about 3.0. But a town about 50 miles from has had about 5 or so small quakes for the last month. Nobody hurt--and not any damage..glad to know you're OK.

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  9. Oh mine goodness! Fankfully yoo are ok. We am sending thoughts of warm weather to yoo since it finally got warm enuf for us here in Connecticut. We figgered dat means is must be furry cold for yoo ofur dare so we wanted to share some warmth.

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  10. We're very glad you are OK. We hear that cats can feel earthquakes before they happen, but we never want to find out if that's true or now - our mom has heard too many scary stories from her friends in California!

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  11. Hi Poppy Q,
    Oh my we heard about the earthquake and the possibility of a Tsunami.We are so thankfully to hear the area is basically isolated. Mom said to tell you that we had a young friend who rec'd his PhD at a University in Dunedin. He loved NZ and sent us lots of pictures. Poppy Q it is so funny that you stalk your Mum until she moves so you can have her warm spot. Where I'm sitting on the couch is my Mom's favorite spot too so she is pretty glad I'm not interested in it currently.
    Madi and Mom

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  12. I heard about that, but I knew where you lived, so I wasn't worried. Earthquakes sound very scary. I am glad you and your Mum are safe.

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  13. Oh Meow Goodness! We are happy to hear you're all ok over there in that part of the world! We didn't hear anything about it (only from you!) We hope we never have an earthquake here (that would be rather strange though, since they are extremely uncommon where we live). Well, dream on Poppy...

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  14. Glad that you are O.K. Poppy Q and that it didn't disturb your sleep:)
    Glad there are no other injuries too!
    your friend,
    Bruce:)

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  15. one time mym mommy slept through a earthquake so i can understand. I am glad you are OK. my mom said when she found out she was worried about you but looked it up and saw that it dod not hurt anyone and felt alot better.

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  16. yeah, that bird is not for eating and putting on mommy's bed. although sometimes mommy doesnt want her to live with us she would be very mad if she got deaded.

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  17. I am so glad that you are ok.

    We get 'them' sometimes but not big ones like that.

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  18. OMG! An earthquake!
    This is very unusual here in Brazil. Glad you and your mom have not been met. I just hope that people are fine.

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  19. We are very glad you are safe and sound! We have been having some earthquakes here in Texas. They are very unusual here!

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  20. We're glad you are all okay and hope no one got hurt even though it's mostly uninhabited. Thanks for letting us know!

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

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  21. We didn't know there was an earthquake, mum didn't see the news yesterday. We are glad you are safe and no one was hurt.

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  22. I didn't realize New Zealand got that many earthquakes. Wowee. I'm glad you didn't feel a thing.

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  23. OMG! Wow, that is unbelievable. We are so glad you guys are okay (and far away from the epicenter).

    Roxy & Lucky

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  24. thank God you can sleep, sweetie! God bless you! I hope that nothing of awful it has happened there! all the best, darling, sweet dreams!

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  25. Glad that you are well and safe with with no damage.
    We were in a 7.1 a while back before we moved. Cracked our pool and other stuff. Not fun. Thanks for the news Poppy Q.

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  26. Well, we're glad you slept through it and you're all okay. We hope anyone that might have been in that area is okay.

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  27. We're very glad that you and your Mum are okay that so far no one was hurt. Our momma says that they are quite scary - we hope we never have one.

    Have a good weekend,

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  28. I was wondering about woo and Honey The Great Dane...

    I'm glad to see the important stuff was not interrupted!

    AND that woo are safe and sound!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  29. Glad to hear you're OK! When Mom heard about the earthquake on the news, she immediately thought about all our NZ friends.

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  30. Oh earthquakes scare us .. we are happy that it was in an empty area and that you didn't feel it ...

    By the way, it is very nice to meet you, Poppy :) we just found your bloggie in Daisy's blog. You are such a pretty cat. You and Romeo the cat (who we also call our cousin) have the same color...

    If you got the time, you can stop by our blog to meet him. You will find his picture in the right side bar. We will share more of him (and us) once mommy returns back to us

    Maltese Paws
    S&C

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  31. So so glad you are safe and not effected..

    Stay safe..


    Love GJ xx

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  32. It cracks me up that you were sleeping though the earthquake. Happy to hear you and your mum are ok.

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  33. I don't think mom has even had on the radio or TV today, so we didn't know about the earthquake. Glad to hear that you are okay.

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