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Feb 21, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Earthquake in Christchurch, NZ - Aftershocks reported


We have many friends down there in New Zealand. I sincerely hope everyone is ok. Lets help any way we can.

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...new-zealand-/1
Feb 21, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Just saw this on the news, and thought I would delurk long enough to wish our friends in NZ safety and health.

Having been thought one of these I can tell you the scary part is over. The rest is pretty easy, just a lot of work.
Last edited by tolladay; Feb 21, 2011 at 11:41 PM.
Feb 21, 2011, 11:35 PM
Reduce the drama...
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Metoo, San Fernando 1971.
Except for the aftershocks
BTW Christchurch was hit with a 6.5 "aftershock" from the quake in September.
Buildings down, Australia has sent rescue/recovery team to help.
Feb 22, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Just got off the phone from the sister-in-law, who lives in Christchurch.

Lots of damage, most of the centre of Christchurch (a pretty city) is rubble and off course there have been 65 deaths (so far). They are aware of numbers of people still trapped in buildings etc.

She's very shaken (hmmm... I guess all of Christchurch was.. ) but is OK.

As mentioned, a 6.5 earthquake but a shallow one, and very close - hence the damage. They've pretty much had continuous aftershocks (up to around 4) from the big one last Sept, so it's getting rather wearing on the nerves!

Your thoughts appreciated for the people in NZ!

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20110222/...s-3fd0ae9.html
Feb 22, 2011, 05:40 AM
Official Old Git!
Some photos....

http://www.3news.co.nz/Home/tabid/11...Default.aspx#0
Feb 22, 2011, 06:09 AM
Low, slow and dirty
Has anyone heard from our members there?
Feb 22, 2011, 08:03 AM
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Terrible news. I pray for the casualties and hope that all are well.

NZ is a beautiful area of the globe, but dangerous. The island is a small piece of continent broken off from Australia/Antarctica and is now at a spot where the Pacific Ocean floor from Chile to NZ is being drawn under another part of the crust that supports Australia/Asia. In a manner of thinking, California on Steroids.

--Bill
Feb 22, 2011, 09:00 AM
Bombs away! Err...landing
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Has anyone heard from our members there?
Doubt there will be much from them given power is out through most of the city along with problems with most communication in and out.

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NZ is a beautiful area of the globe, but dangerous. The island is a small piece of continent broken off from Australia/Antarctica and is now at a spot where the Pacific Ocean floor from Chile to NZ is being drawn under another part of the crust that supports Australia/Asia. In a manner of thinking, California on Steroids.

--Bill
But with less deserts, crime, hippies, unemployment and 1/10th the population.
Feb 22, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Doubt there will be much from them given power is out through most of the city along with problems with most communication in and out.



But with less deserts, crime, hippies, unemployment and 1/10th the population.
And with nice mountains, coasts, good social setup and behaviour (public transport is brill), no guns, and generally clean an tidy!

Only thing is they have a problem with 'iiis' and 'eees' - so expect to buy a dozen 'iggs', and 'six' isn't allowed if you are under age..!
Feb 22, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Beautiful scenery. But overrrun with Hobbits and Orcs...

JOOC, what is the pronunciation of "Christchurch"-- long "i" or short "i"? I found the Maori "Ōtautahi" but not the "English".

--Bill
Last edited by Jacques Flambeau; Feb 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM.
Feb 22, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Beautiful scenery. But overrrun with Hobbits and Orcs...

JOOC, what is the pronunciation of "Christchurch"-- long "i" or short "i"? I found the Maori "Ōtautahi" but not the "English".

--Bill
As in Jesus Christ, Bill...
Feb 22, 2011, 01:40 PM
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I was on the phone with my wife and daughter on the North Island at the time the quake occurred. My niece and her family live very near the epicenter of the quake, and she had taken her son to the hospital in Christchurch when it happened. The hospital was damaged but remained operational throughout. Happily, she and the kids were safe, but it did take several hours to get into contact with them, due to communication outages.
Feb 22, 2011, 01:45 PM
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I was on the phone with my wife and daughter on the North Island at the time the quake occurred. My niece and her family live very near the epicenter of the quake, and she had taken her son to the hospital in Christchurch when it happened. The hospital was damaged but remained operational throughout. Happily, she and the kids were safe, but it did take several hours to get into contact with them, due to communication outages.
Good news, Zaurak3!
Feb 22, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Best wishes to all of our friends in NZ... the ONLY part of the world I long to see more than the rest of the Western USA.
Feb 22, 2011, 05:39 PM
It's gonna be YUGE!!!
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Best wishes to our Kiwi friends, and hoping they they chime in soon to let us know they're ok.

And thanks to Tolladay, I learned a new word...."delurk".... or did he just make that up?


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