The 4000Km long Kermadec-Tonga Trench zipper which terminates at Christchurch City continued opening this morning with another quake overnight. The residents of the Village of the Damned have had another unsettling early morning wakeup.
Christchurch City continues to sink as the trench lengthens and Banks Peninsula moves eastward. Maybe Captain Cook's original map of the area foretells the final outcome.
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