Goodbye Earthquakes, Hello Volcanoes

It’s official. Ben got a promotion and we’re moving to Auckland! We’ll be swapping earthquakes for volcanoes, but unlike earthquakes, you usually get some warning before a volcanic eruption. The warning signs are:

1) smoke
2) steam
3) swelling of the ground surface
4) earthquakes
5) lava flows (can out-run these)
6) pyroclastic flows (can’t out-run these)

Why on earth did they build the city over an active volcanic field?

We’re off to Auckland next week for a visit just to check it out. The move won’t happen until late November, early December.