New Zealand is Now Twelve Inches Closer to Australia

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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the ocean near Resolution Island in the country’s Fiordland region has resulted in Southern New Zealand being twelves inches closer to the eastern coast of Australia.

“Basically, it’s taken us closer to Australia,” Ken Gledhill, director of government-owned GNS Science’s “GeoNet” national earthquake monitoring project 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.”

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