The recent earthquake in Fiordland has shifted the South Island a few hundred millimetres closer to Australia.
The trans-Tasman bond has become a little bit tighter following the recent big earthquake in Fiordland.
The quake was the largest to strike the country in 80 years.
The 7.8 magnitude quake which was centred in Fiordland appears to have twisted the South Island out of shape, moving it closer to Australia.
According to the Land Information’s New Zealand-GeoNet global positioning system, Fiordland town Te Anau is now 100 millimetres closer to Australia.
The South Island’s southwest tip Puysegur Point is 300 millimetres closer.