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More earthquakes

Postby Carylnz » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:34 am

I have just dropped the water level in my 280L tank as we just had a 6.2 earthquake. The water was sloshing all over the place!
All good, no damage reported so far. It was very deep so that was lucky. It is the shallow ones that do the damage.
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Region intensity strong
NZST Fri, Apr 24 2015, 3:36:41 pm
Depth 52 km
Magnitude 6.2
Location 35 km south-east of St Arnaud

As this is one of several we have had in the past 2 days I am not taking any chances with the tank. I am more concerned about stress parting the seals from the glass as it is an old tank, must be 15 - 20 years old, and they suggest tanks should be re-sealed every 10 years.
Two more since that one, only 3.7 and 4.1 though, so not really worth mentioning. As we get so many, anything less than a 5.0 is not commented on :mrgreen:
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Re: More earthquakes

Postby Carylnz » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:20 am

Damn! Got up this morning to discover the quake yesterday has cracked the pond. Most of the water has gone!
Luckily we had friends visit who asked to see the pond or I may not have noticed until it was too late.
I have a stand-by stock trough they can go in while the pond gets re-sealed. Perhaps I ought to consider putting a liner in it instead. A lot easier to clean out next time too.
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Re: More earthquakes

Postby Carylnz » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:26 am

I have since refilled the pond and the level is staying where it is supposed to. Weird.
Our quake is nothing compared to Nepal's :(
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