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Sep 06, 2010 22:45 |  #9556

Yeah was going to suggest that too.. I'm sure they will be understanding.. Maybe something on your website asking them to bear with you for delays..


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Sep 07, 2010 01:16 |  #9557

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Yeah its not flash at all! Very bumpy night, our house suffered more damage in one of the 5.4 shakes! I am seriously sick and tired of being sooo on edge! Someone text's me and I jump! We now have the army patrolling the streets, looters have already been arrested! There are road blocks only the only road still standing into brooklands patrolled by army also and building inspectors going door to door putting a green, orange or red sticker on the house, a red is NOT good. Rumours are flying around about all sorts of things and no one has a clue what to believe, its seriously straight out of a movie! Think I'll go change the sign from "Welcome to Brooklands" to "Welcome to Baghdad!"

And in amongst all this i getting texts and phone calls from people wanting to know where their order is - LOL

Thinking of you guys. Sounds like your worst nightmare.

Someone mentioned to me yesterday that 7.1 was about the same intensity as the earthquake in Haiti (I just looked it up and there it was 7.0). and there an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless! So you guys must be doing something right!


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Sep 07, 2010 02:51 |  #9558

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Thinking of you guys. Sounds like your worst nightmare.

Someone mentioned to me yesterday that 7.1 was about the same intensity as the earthquake in Haiti (I just looked it up and there it was 7.0). and there an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless! So you guys must be doing something right!

It's called building codes ;) Not to mention distance to ground zero. New Zealand is quite good at enforcing the fact we live in a place that is ready to move at any time all things considered. However all the people who build their Wellington houses on a steep as hell hill are simply insane.


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Sep 07, 2010 05:14 as a reply to  @ Mevunky's post |  #9559

Auckland is a time bomb. 70 volcanos, exposed to the pacific and flat and no where to run. The motorways would block in 30min.

Chris I hope you have a great sleep and may the earth not move for you :)


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Sep 07, 2010 06:05 |  #9560

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Auckland is a time bomb. 70 volcanos, exposed to the pacific and flat and no where to run. The motorways would block in 30min.

Chris I hope you have a great sleep and may the earth not move for you :)

Why would it take so long?


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Sep 07, 2010 06:39 |  #9561

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Why would it take so long?

They're too busy drinking latte's on the viaduct to worry about some little earthquake. That assumes the motorway wasn't blocked to begin with.


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Sep 07, 2010 13:44 |  #9562

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That assumes the motorway wasn't blocked to begin with.

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Sep 07, 2010 14:53 |  #9563

weka2000 wrote in post #10863758 (external link)
Auckland is a time bomb. 70 volcanos, exposed to the pacific and flat and no where to run. The motorways would block in 30min.

I am participating in a Civil Defence Exercise here in New Plymouth, we have been told that on average Mt Egmont/Taranaki erupts every 90 years or so, last eruption was in the 1850s/1860s, so we are told there is a 1 in 2 chance of an eruption in the next 50 years. Just as well that I am only here for four more weeks, then it is back to the Auckland time bomb :)


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Sep 07, 2010 17:38 |  #9564

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Chris I hope you have a great sleep and may the earth not move for you :)

sleep was very broken again spent the night in the safety tent. Must have at least 30 rumbles in the last 2 hrs here. Just seen a map of the fault line and it ends 2 kms west of our place :-) ( just hoping it does not grow )


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Sep 07, 2010 20:03 as a reply to  @ Nzshrimper's post |  #9565

So you going to stay in CHCh or go somewhere else?
A few people will leave due to the effects.

Wife has started an emergency kit :lol:


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Sep 07, 2010 20:09 |  #9566

There's virtually no bottled water left in woolworths... some 1L bottles, but the 5L and 10L are totally gone. I got 10L anyway, and i'll get more when they're in stock.

Also thinking about where I put the emergency supplies - at the back of a corner cupboard in the kitchen, which is under the glass cupboard. Maybe a wardrobe would be smarter.


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Sep 07, 2010 20:22 |  #9567

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There's virtually no bottled water left in woolworths... some 1L bottles, but the 5L and 10L are totally gone. I got 10L anyway, and i'll get more when they're in stock.

Also thinking about where I put the emergency supplies - at the back of a corner cupboard in the kitchen, which is under the glass cupboard. Maybe a wardrobe would be smarter.

I have a member of my family that left theirs in the cupboard in their study, couldn't get to it as book cases fell over and got in the way, she was not in a place to be able to move them herself.

I guess you do need to consider location carefully!


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Sep 07, 2010 20:30 |  #9568

How about in a hole dug in the back yard? ;) The supplies are quite heavy, so have to go near the floor, so no matter where I put them they could be hard to get to if things are everywhere. I do have an axe and leather gloves, though.


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Sep 07, 2010 20:36 |  #9569

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How about in a hole dug in the back yard? ;) The supplies are quite heavy, so have to go near the floor, so no matter where I put them they could be hard to get to if things are everywhere. I do have an axe and leather gloves, though.

Mine was beside the garage door. I figured if the building comes down, there was less building in the way of me retrieving it. Just make sure not to put it behind the power meter, or the breaker box (commonly near the garage door)

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Sep 07, 2010 20:56 |  #9570

weka2000 wrote in post #10867974 (external link)
So you going to stay in CHCh or go somewhere else?
A few people will leave due to the effects.

Wife has started an emergency kit :lol:

Staying put - family are here and best place for kit is either garage or an out building - most of ours were in the shed / food was in kitchen too. Torches with batteries in bedside table.

It has been quiet this morning but as I say this we can feel the ground grumbling and straining ( something we have notice is that this happens then we get 4 hrs of shakes with large shakes). Time to eat lunch all get the same room...


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