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Earthquake in New Zealand

 
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Sep 03, 2010 12:47 |  #1

Looks pretty strong (7.2) and right at Christchurch. Hope all our POTN friends are safe down there.

http://news.blogs.cnn.​com …-zealand/?hpt=T1&iref=B​N1 (external link)

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Sep 03, 2010 19:33 |  #2

My teeth are still shaking..

Was a good wee EQ 40 k's south of me... 4.30 AM, Man it was scary!!


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Sep 03, 2010 19:35 as a reply to  @ 6ix's post |  #3

I have no idea what any of that crap means...

OKAY, after watching the news, now I get it
EQ = earthquake
40k = 40 kilometers

Glad you're doing well. A heck of a way to way up, eh?


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Sep 03, 2010 19:38 as a reply to  @ 6ix's post |  #4

Hope you all are doing OK.. Just now coming up on the radar for the USA in news reports. Looks like a lot of damage around some parts of NZ.. Be Safe!

... uh, the "crap" is the 7.+ earthquake that took place in New Zealand South Island today..


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Sep 03, 2010 19:47 |  #5

Hey! How are you guys down there?


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Sep 03, 2010 19:59 |  #6

No loss of life - pretty amazing..

I have a heap of friends affected, and know of a few who are displaced..


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Sep 03, 2010 20:02 |  #7

Here's hoping all our Kiwis are fine!


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Sep 03, 2010 22:38 as a reply to  @ Pekka's post |  #8

Roll call has been made on the kiwi thread, and we have managed to contact most of those we knew to be in christchurch. It sounds like a few may have lost the contents of their houses, and possibly the house. Thankfully there hasn't been any reported deaths as of yet in christchurch, and power is progressively coming back on.

This is my home town, yet I'm not there at the moment, which has been extremely hard. Most of the serious damage (building facade collapse etc) has been in the areas where the building predate the 1930s (when building codes were modified after a 7.8 earthquake in NZ). The major issue appears to be water + sewer pipes have broken across the city, and likely to be a problem for quite sometime.


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Sep 03, 2010 23:54 |  #9

Thanks for the update. Wish you all well.


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Sep 04, 2010 00:35 as a reply to  @ Skip Souza's post |  #10

Hey guys - and I know we have a few members in CH.
Thinking of you all.
Spent a fantastic week there a couple of years ago.
I'm finding it difficult to imagine that creek running through town actually running a banker.
If things are a bit tough at present, why don't you come over and join the rest of the K1W1s living in Bondi?
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Sep 04, 2010 01:45 |  #11

pretty crazy stuff i will post some photos soon


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Sep 04, 2010 03:28 |  #12

Glad to hear you Kiwi's are alright.
I guess it's a case of shaken, not stirred...(well, someone had to say it)


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Sep 04, 2010 06:23 |  #13

pleb1024 wrote in post #10847090 (external link)
Most of the serious damage (building facade collapse etc) has been in the areas where the building predate the 1930s (when building codes were modified after a 7.8 earthquake in NZ). T

Nah, most of the damage is in settlements near water, I have heard from people in Pines Karaki, Waikuku, Kaiapoi and the Lower Selwyn Huts - mostly liquifaction damage...

I have been unable to travel in the district (due to my role at work, involved in emergency situations), however such a big event nearso many people and still no reported fatalities (apart from a plane crash on the coast) is a testament to modern building standards, unfortunately most of the historical buildings are currently structurally "unsound"

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Sep 04, 2010 07:17 |  #14

6ix wrote in post #10848335 (external link)
Nah, most of the damage is in settlements near water, I have heard from people in Pines Karaki, Waikuku, Kaiapoi and the Lower Selwyn Huts - mostly liquifaction damage...

I've only got friend + family in the chch areas - and seems in the better areas at that. Had been surprised at the lack of reports about liquification, as that was always one of the biggest concerns in chch due to the soil. Sorry to hear about the damage your way - hopefully nothing too irreplaceable has been lost.

Hopefully it continues to be a death free (beyond the guy that had the heart attack) event.

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Sep 04, 2010 07:59 |  #15

Christchurch news... (external link)

Only 130 kph winds tomorrow...


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