Getting Closer to Down Under

on August 6, 2010

An earthquake moved New Zealand closer to Australia.

The good-natured rivalry between Aussies and Kiwis saw the two sides drawing closer last year—at least geographically. An earthquake in New Zealand—the country’s most powerful in 78 years—moved the south island 14 inches (35 cm) closer to Australia.*

Normally, continental plates move only about one inch or so per year, but this movement took place in mere seconds. Yet this rapid pace pales in comparison to the unstable conditions during the violent global Flood, when the earth’s plates moved at a rate of meters per second, according to models developed by creation geologists.