NZ is prone to earthquakes, with many shakes per month. Few are serious though and our buildings are all built to withstand a strong shake.
Tonight, 30 minutes ago, we had a good shake reading magnitude 6.6
My house shook and the glasses rattled but no damage occurred.
So what to do in an earthquake?
- Crouch in a doorway or under a table, keeping away from windows.
- All accommodation providers will have an emergency plan displayed in your room. Once the shaking stops meet at the designated area.
- Always wear footwear after a quake as there may be broken glass.
- Every accommodation should supply a torch/flashlight in the bedside table.
- the emergency number is 111
so next we will have the aftershocks... they are sometimes almost as strong as the initial quake and can occur many hours later.