Category: earthquakes

A Shaky Day

Wellington had a large earthquake today. Wellington is right on top of a faultline, so everyone used to expect that the capital would be the most likely city in New Zealand to experience an earthquake. That all changed in September 2010 when Christchurch had its first large shake. The city experienced two years of tremors.

Today’s quakes in Wellington no doubt had many people wondering whether Wellington would be next.

One benefit of the earthquakes, though, is that Christchurch will be getting a large number of new buildings and some new infrastructure. That will be something to look forward to.