Friday, 24 July 2009
Earthquake moves New Zealand towards Australia
A massive earthquake last week has brought New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say. it was a 7.8 magnitude quake. The quake was powerful enough to generate a small tsunami with a wave of one metre (3ft) recorded on the west coast of New Zealand. It was New Zealand's biggest earthquake in 78 years. New Zealand frequently suffers earthquakes because it sits on the meeting point of the Australian and Pacific continental plates. Read the rest of this BBC article here.