Saturday, December 17, 2016


Tsunamis and PNG remain my "end time" markers.

It all started for me on July 17, 1998

  Powerful earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued   Mirror - December 17, 2016
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea, according to reports. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has said widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible. says that although massive earthquakes are very common in PNG, there are fears for tsunami waves potentially metres in height. According to the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories. However, hazardous tsunami waves could hit coastal areas of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru and other islands in the three hours following the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. The quake occurred 60 kilometres east of Taron on New Ireland island at 9.51pm AEDT on Saturday at a depth of 73.4 kilometres.


Tick tick! Waiting for the WiZard of OZ to stop time.

Wicked refers to earthquakes, politics, weather and a Broadway musical I'm going to see this afternoon with family.

The wintry mix turns to rain and stops as I leave by car service for the city.

If you're out shopping on the last weekend before Christmas, take it slow.