G’day to the quake zone

There’s just been an earthquake in Melbourne. Twitter has exploded; Google News is yet silent. Nothing on USGS yet; and the Aussie Seismology Research Centre is inaccessible. (Broken, or quake-dotted?) I hope our Melburnian Hoydens are all ok. I blame… Read More ›

Kiwiland convulses

[image source] It must be a relief to Gisborne residents that this Christmas they’re cleaning up mess, not counting their dead. In the Richter 6.8 quake that hit, not one single traumatic death or major injury has been reported. One… Read More ›