Tag Archive: Earthquake

Geocacher’s Puzzle TB: Filling In The Blanks

Here’s the final piece of the puzzle … Recently, It’s Not About The Numbers gave away two jigsaw blanks from the  popular Geocacher’s Puzzle TB TB1CNE2) – thanks to the generosity of its owner Brenda Shirey. The lucky recipients were popular Arizona blogger Erika Jean (GC handle: ErikaJean), and New Zealander Deb Webb (GC handle: …

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Keeping Track Of One Geocacher’s Pet Project

Auckland geocacher Steve Shipway (GC handle: sshipway) is hoping to give pause for thought over the recent catastrophies in Christchurch and Japan with two fundraising ‘Whiskers the Cat’ travel tags. “Back when the big earthquake hit Christchurch in February, my family and I had only been geocaching for a couple of weeks (our first find …

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Quake update: The Other Side Of The Geocoin

In for a penny, in for a pound – right? Having already splashed out on the Christchurch quake and Japan tsunami geocoins, I’ve just bought two more fundraiser offerings by the NZ Recreational GPS Society to show my continued support for Mother Nature’s recent victims. Now it’s your turn … After months of planning, the …

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Tsunami Appeal: Wave Of Support for Japan

First Japan faced a wave of destruction from its 8.9 magnitude earthquake, 10 metre-high tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown. Now a wave of support from geocachers worldwide is following. Today British webstore The Geocaching Shop began pre-selling a Japanese micro-geocoin for £5.99, with £1 of every sale going to the Red Cross’ Japan Tsunami Appeal.  Measuring …

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Earthquakes: The Scare The Pants Off You Edition

I noticed this post by Rich over at GPS Tracklog this morning and couldn’t help by point it out to everyone. As commented on by Rich there is onviously a lot of trauma and distress in Japan (and Christchurch) at the moment but this is one of those reports that gives an indication of just …

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Quake Update: Coining A Hit Fundraiser

You can bet your bottom dollar Auckland cacher Kevin Swain never expected his Christchurch earthquake fundraiser would generate so much interest. Since the co-owner of Geocachers NZ began selling his charitable geocoin just hours after the February 22nd aftershock that devastated the South Island city, he has been interviewed on six podcasts, mentioned in a …

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Help Our Shaken Cachers

Buy a coin to donate some coin – that’s the deal in a new Christchurch earthquake fundraiser. Since yesterday’s devastating magnitude 6.3 aftershock, local vendor Geocachers has begun selling a micro geocoin of the New Zealand flag to support the South Island city’s badly shaken residents. Each coin costs $15 – slightly more than normal – with …

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Christchurch; Link For Geocachers To Check In

At 12:51pm this afternoon there was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake 10km south of the Christchurch CBD. Being very shallow (only 5km deep) it has caused tremendous damage to the area and it appears there are numerous injuries with some unconfirmed reports of death. The Christchurch Cathedral appears to have been destroyed. A forum topic has …

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Canterbury Earthquake: Geocaches survive big shakeup

Last weekend a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Canterbury region here in New Zealand. You can see full coverage of the quake on the Stuff website. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the quake. There was a lot of damage and many people are now dealing with a lack of clean water, damaged/condemned …

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