Researcher of new Zealand’s national seismological service GeoNet Natalie Balfour said that after the earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred on the territory of the country, the two Islands become closer to each other, reports TASS.
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The two main Islands of New Zealand – North and South became two meters closer.
“Measurements have brought great results – we were able to establish that is located in the North-Eastern tip of the South island Cape Campbell rose almost a meter,” – said Balfour.
In addition, she said that in addition to the rise and convergence of the scientists also recorded and the change of geographical location of many cities and districts of the country. For example, the capital of New Zealand Wellington has shifted to the North about 6 cm.