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Christchurch rocked by more quakes
06-13-2011, 09:17 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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New Zealand's earthquake-devastated city Christchurch was hit by another powerful aftershock Monday, with reports of people trapped in a collapsed building.

The shock briefly cut power, caused liquefaction and terrified residents.

People were feared trapped as a building fell near the central city, news website stuff.co.nz reported, citing details from police.

New Zealand authorities, who recorded the quake as a magnitude 5.5, said it struck at 1:00pm local time, and was centred about 10km east of the city at a depth of 11km - its proximity and shallowness giving it strong motion, which led residents to compare it with the February 22 tremor which killed 182 people.

The US Geological Survey recorded Monday's earthquake as a magnitude 5.2. The earthquake was followed less than 10 minutes later by a tremor above a magnitude 4.0.


Liquefaction, where the shaking literally turns the earth into liquid, with water and silt coming up on to the streets, was reported in several parts of the city and rocks fell from cliff faces in the city's east.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/chr...6074209670

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06-13-2011, 09:21 AM #2
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Poor kiwis get no rest :(


06-13-2011, 11:45 AM #3
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Hope Ocker was out of harms way

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06-13-2011, 01:56 PM #4
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hey, Im OK , lucky Ive got power , but no water ,thats better than thousands who got no water power phones , and already living in houses with no walls

I was going to Liittleton to see the Timeball building
well I just been told that it is completely down now flattened just a pile of rubble

airport closed , two more huge hotels badly leaning , gunna tople soon


Emergency bulletin 3

Two bridges are currently closed - Pages Road bridge at New Brighton and the bridge on Bridge Street. The overbridges at Durham and Colombo Streets on Moorhouse Ave are also currently closed.

More bridges may be closed as assessment contniue.

There also reports of rockfall in Sumner area and the situation is still being assessed.

The water pressure across the city is very low. We are asking people to conserve water and to use their emergency water supplies and to limit flushing their toilets where possible.

There is large dust cloud at Mt Pleasant - residents are asked to limit their travel and stay indoors.

.hundreds of millions of Gvt dollars poured into replacing infrastructure in Christchurch ....roads watermains sewers an power , phones

THEN 'whumpa! 5.5 the 4.4 then whammo The big SIX , plus aftershocks & liquifaction in one day destroys it all !!!!
in New Orleans, the federal Gvt just walked away from it ".too hard..... too expensive."

maybe thats whats gotta happen here pack it in and relocate , CH CH is DOOOOOOMED
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Dominos Pizza assistant manager Renee Murray said Stanmore St buildings, in Christchurch, had also partially collapsed.

"All the shops have fallen down,'' she said. "Half of the roof has fallen in. They have not fully collapsed.''

Roads and bridges have been closed due to further damage and widespread liquefaction. And there have been reports of serious rock falls at Shag Rock, Boulder Bay and other coastal areas.

In the Liggins St area of Horseshoe Lake, the ground was bubbling with sand spurting out of the ground, as happened in the first two major quakes, a resident said.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/large-...z1P7ydegVe

06-13-2011, 02:01 PM #5
ocker1 Member
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hey in that link , those shops that are "Munted " well they ar 100 yards from my house , they were the only ones left standing after the FEB quake , now the whole area is flattened

weve had 26 quakes today , but the 5.5 then the 4.6 and finally a big 6 all came in two hrs
06-13-2011, 04:45 PM #6
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Dang, sorry to hear that Ocker. I was just coming here to post about this and check on you. Glad to hear you are still kicking!

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06-13-2011, 06:34 PM #7
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Good to know you are well. Moving away from the area might be the right thing to do at this moment in time.

From what I've read, geologist's are saying the Pacific Plate is on the move, We're into a big plate activity period. This new period of heightened Pacfic tectonic activity started with the Haiti Earthquake with its movement against the Nazca and Caribbean plate.

We've also seen major Earthquakes in South America since then in Chile.

Not forgetting the Tsunami/Earthquake that has wreaked havoc in Japan and worldwide. The only corner that has not seen a major quake is against the North America Plate, although they have been minor ones more frequently.

Wish I had link to the article that discussed this topic.
06-13-2011, 08:33 PM #8
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Sucks. gaah.gif

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06-13-2011, 08:46 PM #9
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Stay safe now, ocker.
06-13-2011, 09:31 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Glad you're ok Ocker hug.gif Stay safe! gaah.gif
06-14-2011, 12:37 AM #11
ocker1 Member
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been up most of the night , some big'ns woke me
we had 29 shakes yesterday ranging from 3.6 ---6
all up, since September last year, we've had 7323 and seizmo's predict these will carry on for 10 more years
06-14-2011, 07:58 AM #12
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Time to consider relocating?

I know - easy to say when looking on from a distance...


Seems like the ground is not to be trusted over there.
Finland, on the other hand, is boringly stable :)
06-15-2011, 04:44 PM #13
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Verra happy to know that you are safe and sound, Ocker. I know givin' a holler to your online friends is challenging ~ but we so appreciate hearing that you are unharmed ~ and can share your situation.

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06-15-2011, 04:58 PM #14
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Hey Ocker hug.gif yay.gif

(06-13-2011, 06:34 PM)Prometheus Wrote:  Good to know you are well. Moving away from the area might be the right thing to do at this moment in time.

From what I've read, geologist's are saying the Pacific Plate is on the move, We're into a big plate activity period. This new period of heightened Pacfic tectonic activity started with the Haiti Earthquake with its movement against the Nazca and Caribbean plate.

We've also seen major Earthquakes in South America since then in Chile.

Not forgetting the Tsunami/Earthquake that has wreaked havoc in Japan and worldwide. The only corner that has not seen a major quake is against the North America Plate, although they have been minor ones more frequently.

Wish I had link to the article that discussed this topic.

Excellent post P cheers.gif I'm thinking of the Cascadia subduction zone just off Vancouver Island, wondering when that will go...
06-15-2011, 05:12 PM #15
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Hey Shadow, Hope your well, with all the 'hot particles' & radiation in your part of the world, you seem to be getting the brunt of it.

I found the original article where I got my info from, its a scary read, Fukushima as damaging is it is, could be the dip of a nuclear disaster that would be uncontainable.

http://www.counterpunch.org/takashi04252011.html



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