When the earth rumbles and shakes

Since a shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Wanaka on Monday, a whole range of moderate-strength earthquakes have followed: 3.8, 3.9, 4.0 etc, and all relatively shallow at 2-5 km deep.

I'm willing to bet that long-lasting food items such as tinned veges and fruit, bottled water and powdered milk are all currently "flying" off the shelves in Wanaka's New World supermarket. Am I right or am I right?

Also, when a 5.0 struck near Milford Sound last night, what was the first thought I had when I read about it on the Geonet website? Something along the lines of, oh Alpine Fault, oh Alpine Fault, where are thou.

I think I'm getting used to living in New Zealand now :/

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