November 14 2016
CERN instruments pick up NZ Quake. Small Beam Wobble Detected. Belive it or not, Switzerland on the opposite side of the globe from New Zealand, they felt the NZ quake!!
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Earthquake Lights New Zealand 14/11/2016 12.04am
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Residents in Wellington may have witnessed a luminous phenomenon known as earthquake lights on Monday morning.
Instagram user Syrian Kiwi, based in Wellington, posted a video showing the lights flashing in the sky.
“Sky during earthquake in Wellington. Hope everyone’s safe,” they wrote.
Other videos posted to social media showed the same phenomenon. Cameras at Napier Port also captured the electrical charge.
Earthquake lights tend to occur around continental rifts, where vertical faults allow stress-induced electrical currents to flow rapidly to the surface, producing the phenomenon.
The lights are similar to auroras and produce a white and blue combination of colours.
They generally only appear when earthquakes have a magnitude 5.0 or higher.
Experts say the lights may one day help predict the approach of future earthquakes.
Similar lights were seen after the Canterbury earthquake in September 2010.
Riche McCaw flies into recovery efforts as ‘earthquake lights’ mystify New Zealanders
FORMER All Blacks captain Riche McCaw has flown into join the earthquake rescue efforts in his new role as a helicopter pilot.
“Like everyone else, I got woken up at midnight… yeah a bit scary,” he told the New Zealand Herald.
He helped fly to Kaikoura where one person had died in a house that collapsed and to check the damage to the landscape that has seen 1000 tourists and 2000 locals trapped in the town.
From the air, McCaw said there were plenty of “cracks in the road” and the side of hills.
“At one point, the railway was way out over the sea – it had been pushed out by slips. It would not have been a nice place to be at midnight last night.”
“Just from a selfish point of view, it’s nice to be able to fly but you’d like to be able to do it in better circumstances,” he said.
It comes as New Zealanders have been mystified by flashes of blue and green light that lit up the sky around the same time as a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquakestruck the South Island.
Social media user Zachary Bell uploaded a video of the flashing lights and said they lasted for between five and eight seconds at the “peak of the shaking”.
Another user known as Sana Aljoj posted a video on Instagram that attracted plenty of amazed comments.
Robyn Farnley said “that’s amazing. Never heard of that before.” Others online speculated it could be the result of lightning or powerlines rupturing.
The little-documented phenomenon is known as ‘earthquake lights’ and was also witnessed during the Christchurch earthquake in 2010 and in China 30 minutes before the Sichuan quake in 2008.
There is no scientific consensus on the cause however the phenomenon is genuine and thought to be the result of electrical charges generated along fault lines.
A National Geographic article on the “rare lights” often seen around quakes theorised they are caused by the “electrical properties of certain rocks in specific settings.”
Senior researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Friedemann Freund, said common forms including “ball lightning” which floats in the air and others that can stretch up to 200 metres high.
New Zealand has suffered hundreds of aftershocks following the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck the central South Island on Monday.
Around 1000 tourists and 2000 residents are trapped in the coastal town of Kaikoura with roads both in and out of the town blocked by landslides.