Kekerengu, New Zealand
|Le Bons Bay||-43,174||-43,175|
The Kekerengu graticule is at latitude -42, longitude 174. It is almost entirely covered by water. Due to the rarity of Land Geohashes in this graticule, if a hashpoint ever falls on land, it is recommended that a huge party be thrown, perhaps even if it can't be on the correct date.
Statistics and Facts
- No hashpoint has ever fallen on land since the inauguration of Geohashing on 21 May 2008.
- Of the 9,135.854 km² the graticule spans, only 0.777 km² (0.0085%) is land. The remaining 9,135.077 km² (99.9915%) is water.
- On average, a hashpoint can be expected to fall on land once every 32.2 years. By the same token, Saturday meetups would occur every 225.5 years (or about 4.44 times per millennium).
- The graticule contains approximately 1.7 km of State Highway , its only major road, and one of only three roads in the graticule (the others being Kekerengu Rd and Sunrise Pl).
Since 1 October 1928 (the earliest date for which Dow data is available), a hashpoint has fallen on land only three times:
There was also a "near miss" on Saturday 18 February 1984, roughly 20 m offshore. This is the closest this graticule has ever been to having a land-based Saturday meetup point. It is also interesting to note that this was only eight days after a hashpoint actually did strike land.
Note: These are calculated using pre-30W rules.
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