Magnatude 7.8 Earthquake hits Russia, Tsunami warning to Japan

Magnatude 7.8 Earthquake hits Russia, Tsunami warning to Japan

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said hazardous tidal wave waves were conceivable inside 1,000km of the shudder’s focal point. The Earthquake could present a potentially damaging wave to surrounding areas.

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EXPLORING: Mangaone Walkway

EXPLORING: Mangaone Walkway

The southern portion of the track follows the Waikanae River through Kaitawa Scenic Reserve, which secures. Recently processed podocarp timberland in the south and crosses farmland (following a homestead street) at its north end.

Streams at the southern end are generally simple to the passage, however, hope to get wet feet. The Wellington Botanical society portrays the Kaitawa Reserve as a critical remainder of the first beachfront wetland environment, a lot of which has been lost.

The best car park is on Mangaone South Road. At Waikanae, traffic lights take the course inland towards the Akatarawas, killing to Reikorangi about 7km not far off. Passing Reikorangi Pottery, two or three hundred meters down Ngatiawa Road take a left on Mangaone South Road and drive as far as possible and park in the car park.

For Mangaone North, turn inland at Te Horo junction 9km north of Waikanae. Go past the school and follow.

The signs to Mangaone Walkway along Hautere-Cross Road, at that point, take a rig

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EXPLORING: The Forgotten Arcus Dam

EXPLORING: The Forgotten Arcus Dam

The Arcus dam was built in the early 1990s (1993 – 1998) by Charles Arcus & Brian Brassell. The Dam was abandoned due to it being built out too far from the cross lines of the Otaki catchment. The Dam is located off the grid, around 550-600m from Otaki Gorge road inland;

The Power House, that was also intended to be built on the Pukeatua Stream. Unfortunately, everything changed when a massive slip had blocked the stream after a wild storm; causing the lake to burst and flood the bed of the stream with rocks destroying the Power House.

Due to new track renovations, the hike to get to the Dam is a lot quicker with just over an hour’s worth of walking that was two hours previously. The track is being maintained by the Campbell family (David & Kathleen) that is now privately owned after the passing of Charlie Arcus (1920-1999) The land was put up for sale in 2000 from a Bank Mortgagee; it is now owned by the Deborah Charitable Trust also.

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Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake North-West of Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake North-West of Paraparaumu, New Zealand

On Sat Jan 25, 2020 at 11:45 PM a Magnitude Earthquake struck 45 km north-west of Paraparaumu, New Zealand. Over 25,000+ users at GeoNet reported feeling the Earthquake.

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3.4 magnitude Earthquake shakes Christchurch

3.4 magnitude Earthquake shakes Christchurch

A light 3.5 magnitude Earthquake hit Christchurch on Saturday afternoon at around 3:20pm.

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Mini Tornado nearly forms over Te Horo

Mini Tornado nearly forms over Te Horo

A mini Tornado forms it’s funnel over Te Horo & then dissolves right after. Michael Wilson uploaded this video to social media, showing a mini “tornado” form a funnel over Te Horo (on the Kapiti Coast) before dissolving. “Holy!” said Michael Wilson filming the video as he sees a mini-tornado...

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Tararua 1080 Poison drop scheduled for late Winter with no planned date

Tararua 1080 Poison drop scheduled for late Winter with no planned date

Recently users posted online feeling concerned following an upcoming 1080 poison drop in the Tararua ranges. The operation is run by OSPRI at OSPRI’s Northern Tararua Operational Boundary & DOC (Department of Conservation) at DOC’s Tiakina Ngā Manu – Project Kākā Operational Boundary. The Proposed boundary for aerial control is...

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Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake shakes Levin

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake shakes Levin

Source: Geonet A moderate 4.7 magnitude Earthquake shook Levin on Saturday evening at 10:56 PM. The earthquake was located 30 km north-west of Levin and had a depth of 36km according to Geonet. More than 11,137 people reported that they had felt the Earthquake. This is the 293rd aftershock from...

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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake shakes 25 km north-west of Milford Sound

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake shakes 25 km north-west of Milford Sound

Source: GeoNet A moderate 5.3 magnitude Earthquake shook Milford Sound on Friday evening at 7:29 PM. The earthquake was located 25 km north-west of Milford Sound and had a depth of 5 km according to Geonet. 1,600+ people reported that they had felt the Earthquake at 7:42 PM. Decent little...

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Lake Taupo has ‘drought’ water levels once again

Lake Taupo has ‘drought’ water levels once again

Source: Sam Hudson Lake Taupo is well known for its tourism industry and luxury views. In recent times, people fear that their properties may lose value if the lake drops to the previous low levels once again. The drop is caused by Mercury NZ’s hydroelectric power stations on the Waikato...

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