Wellington

Wellington is located on the southern tip of New Zealand's northern island. About half the population of Wellington lives in the harbor area. Wellington was also the filming location of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, and Avatar. It hosts several film festivals a year.

Explorers and Expeditions
James Cook
Wellington

Is it true that Captain Cook discovered Wellington?

No.

James Cook circumnavigated New Zealand, and he certainly passed the site of the future city of Wellington, but there were no settlements such as Wellington there at the time.

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French Revolution
Napoleon Bonaparte
Wellington

Did Wellington ever meet Napoleon?

No.

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Math and Arithmetic
Algebra
Wellington

What has 43252003274489856000 possible configurations but was solved in less than wellington in 8 seconds?

That number starting with 43... sounds like the possible configurations of a Rubik's Cube.

A Rubik's Cube

However, I'm not sure whether the 43... possible configurations are those reachable from the solved position or the total number possible. (According to wikipedia, the 43... possible configurations are reachable from the solution.)

I think there are 12 "parities" - if a cube is dismantled and randomly put together again, there is only a 1/12 chance that the cube can be solved. (In this case, the total possible combinations are 12 x 43...)

For example, if one edge piece alone is inverted (say on a solved cube with the white and red faces next to each other, the white-red edge piece is inverted with the white side on the red face and the red side on the white face) it is impossible to manipulate the cube using the normal turns to invert this one piece.

There is a maximum number of moves that is relatively small ([much] less than 100) that are needed to get between any of the 43.... possible positions (in each parity).

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Distances and Travel Times
Sweden
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly from London to Sweden?

The flight times varies according to the speed of the flight. If the flight is flying at a faster speed then the times may change. We are providing you with standard flight timings. The flight time for the above mentioned trip is.2hours 10mins

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Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleonic Wars
Wellington

In 1815 why did Napoleon and Duke Wellington go to war?

The Seventh Coalition were in the process of gathering their Armies together to march on Paris. The Russian Army had not yet arrived and it was essential for Napoleon to defeat them one at a time before the force was combined and became unstoppable (When combined it would exceed 600,000 troops.)

Napoleon had been named an outlaw by the Congress of Vienna and the Coalition was determined to end Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars. This they accomplished by Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

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Distances and Travel Times
Wellington

How far is petone from Wellington?

About 15 minutes drive

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Jewelry
Diamante
Wellington

What is Wellington diamond made from?

When I bought a ring containing one in 1975, it cost at least $100, maybe $200. (It fell out and was lost today, over 44 years later.)
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Napoleon Bonaparte
Wellington

What was the eponym that the Duke of Wellington?

An eponym is when someone gives their name to something else. So, like , 'The Duke of Wellington' gave his name to wellington boots. It's a little bit like the Roman's gave their names to the months on the calendar we use today, for example: Augustus Caesar gave his name to our month 'August'.

I hope I've helped! :)

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Languages and Cultures
Jokes and Riddles
Wellington

How did Wellington get its name?

There are three ancient towns called Wellington, located in Shropshire, Hereford and Somerset.

The Old English ''Weolintun'' was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles for the year 904, and referred to the Somerset town.

It appears to mean 'the town of the people living by the temple clearing'. The Duke of Wellington took his title from the Somerset town.

The boot was named after the Duke.

Wellington NZ was named after Wellington, Somerset.

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Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly to Malaga from London?

It Takes 2 hours : 30 mins on average. From London Luton

It can vary between 2h15mins all the way to 2h55mins

Always longer coming back by about 10 mins

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Travel & Places
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly from London to Marrakech?

its 3 and a half hours

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UK History
Cathedral and Church History
Wellington

Who is buried next to the Duke of Wellington at St Paul's Cathedral?

Horatio Nelson.

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Distances and Travel Times
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly from London to Sardinia?

The flight times varies according to the speed of the flight. If the flight is flying at a faster speed then the times may change. We are providing you with standard flight timings. The flight time for the above mentioned trip is.2.5hours 0mins

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Postage and Shipping
New Zealand
ZIP Code
Wellington

What is Wellington New Zealand's zip code?

737475
Earthquakes
Wellington

When is the Wellington Earthquake going to hit?

It is inevitable and now merely a waiting game.

Christchurch is a pre-warning to the wider Wellington region that something is stirring, just waiting, tick tock tick....and although most people like to think optimistically (and that is a good thing) sometimes we have to sit down and look at the raw facts. This information is straight from a local website. It has more detailed information if you wish to access this at the link below

Wellington's Shaky FoundationsWellington is sitting on the relatively light continental crust of the Australian Tectonic Plate which is riding over the dense oceanic crust of the Pacific Plate. The main boundary between the two plates (the subduction interface) slopes westward down beneath the North Island and is about 25-30 km below Wellington City. At Wellington the two plates are moving against each other at a rate of about 3.5 cm per year. This slow collision puts immense pressure on the crust and has broken it up into several large pieces, separated along fault lines - including the Wellington and Wairarapa faults, and the subduction interface. When the strain between these blocks of crust overcomes the resistance that locks them together, they move relative to each other and we experience the jarring, shaking jolt of a large earthquake! How often do earthquakes occur?The last time the Wellington Fault ruptured through the Wellington region, causing a major earthquake, was around 200 - 450 years ago. Geoscientists estimate the Wellington Fault will cause a major earthquake every 500-1000 years. However other faults around the Wellington region are also active and capable of generating a major earthquakes, for example the Ohariu Fault and the Wairarapa Fault which last ruptured in 1855 causing a great earthquake that severely affected Wellington. The frequency of large earthquakes affecting the Wellington Region is therefore much higher, with an average return time of about 150 years for a very strong or extreme ground shaking quake. How much do our fault lines move?Major faults in the Wellington Region move mainly sideways, with some up or down displacement as well. Scientists describe them as 'oblique dextral strike-slip' faults, Which means that if you look across the fault the ground on the far side will move to the right, as well as a bit up or down!

In New Zealand's biggest historic 'quake in 1855, The Wairarapa Fault moved about 15 metres sideways and about 6 metres vertically! As a result of this great earthquake, the whole Wellington region was severely shaken, uplifted and tilted to the west. In fact, the land and sea floor near the harbour rose up about 1 - 1.5 metres.

When the Wellington Fault next ruptures it is expected to cause about 4 - 6 m of dextral strike-slip, as well as a variable but lesser amount of vertical displacement - some areas will experience uplift, but others, like the Hutt Valley, may subside (sink) by about a metre.

What would a major Wellington earthquake be like?Rupture of the Wellington Fault, (as well as the many other active faults in the Wellington region, including the Wairarapa Fault, the Ohariu Fault and the subduction interface) would cause a variety of major earthquake hazards.

The most severe and damaging effect will be the strong ground shaking. The impacts of the ground shaking will vary around the region depending on:

  • the size and depth of the earthquake - this determines the frequency and amplitude (strength) of the seismic waves as they travel through the earths crust.
  • the bedrock geology - for example, the soft and less consolidated sand and gravel sediments underlying much of the lower Hutt Valley will behave differently to the hard greywacke hills surrounding Wellington City.
  • the type of building you are in. Fortunately, New Zealand has a state-of-the-practice and strongly enforced building code that makes our structures well designed to cope with earthquake shaking. We have also invented effective technologies for increasing building safety.

There will be other damaging effects of a large Wellington earthquake: Many slips will occur throughout the region, especially if the hill slopes are already saturated by recent rainfall. In flat areas underlain by unconsolidated sediments the ground can liquefy, tilting buildings and causing buried pipelines and other structures to float to the surface!

Many of the coastal areas of the lower North Island will be at risk of a tsunami, caused by the Wellington fault displacing the seafloor or triggering a submarine slump. Within Wellington harbour and on rivers and lakes in the region there may also be 'seiche', as was observed in Harbour after the 1855 Wairarapa earthquake. A seiche occurs when seismic waves passing through the waterbody set up standing waves that can then inundate the surrounding shorelines.

The Wellington Fault passes under significant infrastructure such as the ferry terminal, motorway, railway, and several bridges along the Hutt Valley, which could be put out of action when the fault next ruptures. Transport routes throughout the region may also be affected by landslides and liquefaction, this means people could be stuck at work or at school or somewhere in between. Water supplies, electricity and phone lines may also be disrupted so it is a good idea to have an emergency action plan! Here is another good place to start.

A deeper understanding of plate tectonicsNew Zealand is located astride the boundary between two of Earth's great tectonic plates. Here the Pacific and Australian plates bash into each other, causing earthquakes and volcanism that we experience as part of everyday life.

The Earth's crust is not all one thickness. Underneath the ocean, the crust is thin compared to the crust underneath land (usually called "oceanic" and "continental" crust). When oceanic crust meets continental crust, the oceanic crust is forced underneath (is subducted) into the mantle.

Subduction occurs in two places in New Zealand. Underneath the North Island the Pacific plate is subducted westward underneath the Australian plate, and underneath Fiordland the Australian plate is subducted eastward beneath the Pacific plate.

Along the west coast of the South Island and linking the two subduction zones, the Australian and Pacific Plates slide past each other along the Alpine Fault, this is called a transform plate boundary.

Here is some more information from a recent news article:

Yesterday's deadly Christchurch earthquake could be a sign of further devastation to come, with one seismologist warning that it had increased the likelihood of a large earthquake hitting Wellington.

Seismologists expected an aftershock as big as yesterday's 6.3 magnitude quake would follow the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck Canterbury on September 4, but thought it would strike much sooner.

Seismologist Kevin McCue, director of the private Australian Seismological Centre, said geological activity was impossible to predict, "but it tends to occur in clusters". "If you have one (quake) it ups the hazard."

The Canberra-based seismologist, also an adjunct professor at Central Queensland University, said the quake would have had some impact on the boundary between the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates.

The fault runs up the South Island's West Coast, across the Cook Strait, under Wellington and up the east coast of the North Island.

"This quake has the potential to load up the plate boundary, increasing the likelihood of a quake at Wellington," he said. "Wellington has always been considered much more at risk (than Christchurch) because it straddles the plate boundary.

"New Zealand has been relatively quiet since the 1930s - maybe we are about to catch up."

So what are you waiting for? Print your survival check list and go through the steps. Each week start buying extra tinned food, non-perishable food etc, water and all the necessities. Store these items in an easily accessible secured storage box. You can buy those clear plastic boxes from the warehouse. Whats your plan of survival? Where will your family be? How will you get to them etc etc. Nows the time to think 'better safe than sorry'

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Chicago
Wellington

How do you find information on Wellington Ave in Lakeview Chicago?

William,

The answer is yes; Wellington Avenue is located at 3000 North, from 300 West to 7500 West.

As I replied earlier today, regarding your previous question about Irish communities within the Lakeview community; Wellington Avenue, from my estimate of the color-coded area on the map for the year 1900, is the approximate southern boundry of one Irish area bounded by: 3000 to 3200 North and from [2100] West to the North Branch, Chicago River.

William,

It should also be helpful for you to know that Wellington Avenue presently ends at Oakley Avenue, which is 2300 West, just east of the North Branch of The Chicago River. Of course, Wellington Avenue does continue again west of the Chicago River.

Again; I hope that this is helpful to you.

David

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Distances and Travel Times
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long would it take to fly from London gatwick to Florida?

9 hours

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Wellington

Why is wellington called windy wellington?

because its windy maybe dadadadadad

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Napoleon Bonaparte
Wellington

Duke of Wellington pro or anti Napoleon?

They never met. He respected Napoleon's battlefield skills and studied the history of his maneuvers.

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Australia
Calling and Area Codes
Wellington

What is the telephone area code for Wellington NZ?

Wellington is in New Zealand's telephone area code 04, which is +64 4 in international format.

(The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)

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Distances and Travel Times
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly from London to Bermuda?

The flight times varies according to the speed of the flight. If the flight is flying at a faster speed then the times may change. We are providing you with standard flight timings. The flight time for the above mentioned trip is.7hours 0mins

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Driving Times
Auckland
Wellington

How long does it take to get to Wellington from Auckland?

It takes to about 40 minutes or 45 minutes if you are on a plane

Normaly it takes 45 to 50 minutes to get to wellington on a plane

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Distances and Travel Times
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly from London to Milan?

London (LON) to Milan (MIL)

Shortest Flight Duration 1 hour 55 mins

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Christmas
Florida
Wellington

When is the Wellington Florida Christmas parade?

Today, Dec 12th at 1pm along Forrest Hill Blvd.

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Restaurants and Dining Establishments
England
Seafood
Wellington

Why are fish and chip shops closed on Mondays?

In this type of business, weekends are usually busy. Not wanting to lose that revenue, they stay open on Sunday's and close on Monday's in order to get that day of rest.

Also, because most fish venues do not fish on Sundays due to weekend, and they are only allowed to serve fresh fish.

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