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Sep 06, 2010, 03:23 AM
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earthquake damage.

Well this weekend no time for modelling after we where hit with a 7.1 scale quake in the early hrs of Saturday morning.A pretty scary experence when it is pitch black dark and your whole world is shaking so bad you can not stand up.
Very lucky that there was no deaths at all from the quake,but the city and out lying areas have a huge mess to clean up and at this stage a figure of $2 billion to start the rebuild.
In the city center of Christchurch [population of 450 .000] there are 120 buildings are to be demolished and 500 are in need of repairs now.
We ourselves got out very sweet with very little damage,but just around the street there are at least 12 or more homes that will be dozed down,as others over the other side of our town will be in the same situation.Our town [Kaiapoi population of 5000] center is closed as are the schools and most of the surrounding areas. Residents only allowed in.
An interesting site to follow the quakes This shows the fault line and all the shocks we have had since.
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Sep 06, 2010, 09:01 AM
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Glad you are ok. Sorry about the damage to your house and surrounding areas. How are repairs coming? You still have water and electricity? How close were you to the epicenter?

Good luck with your recovery.
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Sep 07, 2010, 12:23 AM
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thanks... yes we are good .Many others not so lucky ..On an average we are 10/20 kms for the quake center,but some times it is a bit deeper. Now have both water and power all though the water is not drinkable,needs boiling..Some repairs will take weeks even months to complete.
Amazing all the pics we see just dont seem real untill you walk into a badly damaged area then ones idea sure change.

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