Thursday, August 15, 2013

Earthquake on the Radio

Because radio stations broadcast more or less continually natural disasters are often recorded on the air. On the news this morning I caught bit of footage of a quake shaking up the morning DJs on 102.7 Classic FM in Seddon New Zealand.

The USGS estimates there are an average of 50 earthquakes each day in the world. But because people prudently dive under the furniture and into doorways we often lack coverage of these events. As often as they are marked by emergency information they are marked by silence, or people cursing and fleeing the studio. Below are a few that are committed to tape.