This is a new nature phenomenon to me. Having grown up in the dank, gray of the UK, I've never experienced an earthquake before, since moving to NZ, I've experienced four in nine months. None of them big thank God, nothing over a distant 5 pointer. But still, they terrify me. NZ, like LA in the USA, is waiting for the big one, an estimated minimum of 8.2 and it's overdue. Worst still, I'm in an active tsunami zone. Good bye house hold insurance, lol. I manage to keep calm every time I get scared and have prepare an emergency survival kit as recommended, but they still freak me out. I'm terrified of being in one at night, every time the wind moves the building I'm in, my heart skips a beat. All we know for sure, is that it WILL happen and sooner rather than later, geologically speaking. The last one was in 1855, it destroyed the whole city and shift the land mass up enough to double the city area. Scary shit! Anyways, I wanted to ask, does anyone here have an earthquake story to share? I find them fascinating, if not the stuff of nightmares. Pup, x. YouTube - Wellington Aftershock, New Zealand. Are you Prepared? This was a mockumentary broadcast last year, I didn't sleep for a week.