New Zealand , a place known for beautiful tourist spot has been hit by a massive earthquake of range 7.8 Magnitude. The luck factor here is , no heavy damages for life and property were reported.
New Zealand is known to have sparse population when compared to other country in the world. This might have helped them survive the disaster of loss to life and property.
Apart from this, Scientist have discovered a shocking proof that the recent earthquake has tilted New Zealand and its now pushed closer to Australia.
This sounds miracle, isnt it? In order for a continent or island to move its direction it will take thousands of years and its not a sudden Process. But thanks to this earthquake, the south New Zealand has been titled towards.
The Few Seconds massive earthquake has done the trick to move a country that would have certainly have taken centuries.
The Earthquake centered in the ocean near Resolution Island in the country’s Fiordland region, twisted South Island out of shape and moved its southern tip 12 inches (30 centimeters) closer to Australia, seismologist Ken Gledhill said.
Gledhill, director of government-owned GNS Science’s “GeoNet” national earthquake monitoring project, said the island’s geographic shift showed the immensity of the forces involved.
“Basically, it’s taken us closer to Australia,” he told National Radio. “The country is deforming all the time because of being on the plate boundary, but this has done it in a few seconds, rather than waiting hundreds of years.”
Now whether the movement of the country will damage the environment of the nation is still in question and is cannot be predicted.