Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness: When landmasses fall in love...

I'm not really sure that title has very much to do with what I'm talking about, but I liked the odd sound of it. Anyway, apparently there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand about a week ago. That's not what's weird, what's weird is that it moved the whole southern island of New Zealand a full foot closer to Australia! (They're in love... and just wanted to be closer. There, I tied the title in.) Anyway, I just thought it was weird that a landmass could move a foot in a matter of minutes. Kinda reminds you how volatile this planet could be.

Random side note, how the heck do they track how much an island moves? It's not like they can stick a stick in the sand. I don't get it. All I can imagine is satellite imagery. But... even then, how could you see a foot's worth of difference? Anyway, according to my source, New Zealand loves Australia. The end. K, see ya.

1 comment:

  1. maybe a gps? like if you had coordinates to a tree and then the tree was a foot off? or something? thats my best guess....