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    New Zealand Earthquake

    6.6(Nzgov)-7.8 quake(USGS) 100km North of Christchurch. Tsunsmi has been generated, with waves up to 5m expexted. Prayers for the people there, Pari are you and yours safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    6.6(Nzgov)-7.8 quake(USGS) 100km North of Christchurch. Tsunsmi has been generated, with waves up to 5m expexted. Prayers for the people there, Pari are you and yours safe?
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    All good thanks. It's interesting, the entire fault all the way to the Kermadecs is active. Thousands of quakes over the last seven hours. Wellington survived fine though everything's now closed. been asleep for the last 4 hours, just getting updates on Tsunamis now. Looks like the entire country is on the move. Probably trying to get further away from Australia.
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    We've settled on 7.5 for the first, one of the stations wasn't reporting because it was destroyed in the quake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    All good thanks. It's interesting, the entire fault all the way to the Kermadecs is active. Thousands of quakes over the last seven hours. Wellington survived fine though everything's now closed. been asleep for the last 4 hours, just getting updates on Tsunamis now. Looks like the entire country is on the move. Probably trying to get further away from Australia.
    Glad you are OK. Hope your country dodges the worst of what could be.

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    Probably trying to get further away from Australia.

    If you move too much eastwards, you might hit their west coast.
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    Bit of a slow death going on really. We're getting 5.5-6.5 every hour or so, buildings in the city that survived happily for the first few hours are now starting to fall apart. We're loosing some of the early waterfront buildings despite strengthening meant to make them safe up to 7, plus some of the newer apartment blocks are giving out (all long since evacuated of course). If it keeps going overnight we're going to get full collapses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    All good thanks. It's interesting, the entire fault all the way to the Kermadecs is active. Thousands of quakes over the last seven hours. Wellington survived fine though everything's now closed. been asleep for the last 4 hours, just getting updates on Tsunamis now. Looks like the entire country is on the move. Probably trying to get further away from Australia.
    Heres a heartfelt card ,,stay safe kiwis .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    Bit of a slow death going on really. We're getting 5.5-6.5 every hour or so, buildings in the city that survived happily for the first few hours are now starting to fall apart. We're loosing some of the early waterfront buildings despite strengthening meant to make them safe up to 7, plus some of the newer apartment blocks are giving out (all long since evacuated of course). If it keeps going overnight we're going to get full collapses.

    http://quakesearch.geonet.org.nz/
    Stay safe, buddy. Is there any organization but the Red Cross that accepts donations?
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    Things a lot better today, the frequency and intensity has dropped right off. Wellington's waterfront has taken a hammering but apart from that is all good. There's a few buildings that'll have to be demolished but nothing collapsed (yay earthquake standards). Kaikoura got smashed though, HMNZS Canterbury is currently evacuating the place. Looks like we'll need a new state highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Stay safe, buddy. Is there any organization but the Red Cross that accepts donations?
    No need matey, we've got it. Just another day in the Shaky Isles
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    Glad you and your loved ones are OK.

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