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7.0 earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand

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posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Door frames are good saftey places too-go for a supporting wall door frame if poss.
Maximise your survival probability.

Take it steady and be strong and careful.
We at ATS are with you buddy.




posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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It's ok Asala,

The house is where we are advised to be during a Quake believe it or not!

Number one rule is, stay indoors and get under a table with your head down.

I've always thought outside would be safer but seemingly not.


sheesh, I reckon that last shock was about 6.0at least



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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reports of an after shock causing weakend structures to fail and callapse too much structual weekness in the older buildings

this is bigger than originally thought
most buildings in main streer show signs of structual damage

expected after shocks up to 5.0

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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Thats last one was definatley over 5 i would say. it was reall sudden and sharp.

My goodness.




posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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One person in a serious condition after being hit by a falling chimney during NZ quake



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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not good. Some pics on net look terrible.

another big aftershock at 8.15am.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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Thanks for your info XPLodER.
Be careful out there-the worst injuries can often happen after the event,with unsafe roads/buildings.

Stay safe buddy,and tell folks to use caution around any buildings and roads.
We are with you.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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after shocks are happening regularly ie every ten miniutes
above 5.0 = could be happening for a while

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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not good. Some pics on net look terrible.

another big aftershock at 8.15am.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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im in the north island in auckland
eq is in the south island
im fine have alot of =familie down there though

xp



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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Got some filled up bottles of water on our dining table and I see the water moving every few minutes or so with aftershocks.

Looks like its gonna be a long day......



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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The 7.57aftershock is reported as a 4.0, It may be the depth that made if feel stronger,



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Must be shallow aftershocks. Feels very violent indeed.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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airport is closed
minor injories "look after yourself"
major injories "hospitals up and running"

city centre closed due to looting

xp

crisses center activated

description rolling type first
after shocks sharp violent

contiuning after shocks around 4.5 on scale

xp

stay off cell phones only 1 hour of back up cell phone battery at transmitter station cell phone black out expected

xp



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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Sounds awfull, Tent up under that table tonight!
How are you coping?



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:28 PM
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thats a good sign the after shocks are losing scale about 1.0 per after shock thank god its not the super massive one we have been waiting for

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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Important:

Christchurch water supply "may be out for days"

less than an hours worth of battery life left in cellphone towers in quake zone -

[edit on 3-9-2010 by asala]



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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It's gonna be hard to sleep tonight for sure Asala!

The initial quake was way scarier becaue it was still dark at the time. There are shocks now every 5 ot 10 minutes, with the odd really big, sharp one.

The bravest one in this house is 3yr old, Shona! She is a superstar. We have her trained to get under the table with her hands over her head. She has not been scared once! She's an angel.

We are coping fine. I'm worried for others in the city, but being in New Zealand, we will all pull together for each other.

We are lucky having power here, most of the city is without. Were on S.W. Edge of the city here.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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most masive earthquake in newzealand for almost 100 years
avon river breached its banks (not confirmed)
reports of gysers of sand coming up through soil ????

33 kms deep is shallow for this quake

cell phone towers about to run out of power (battery back up failing)

airport closed till 10.00am (looking for cracks)
tourists turned away

littlleton road tunnel reopened

broken bones reported
2x serious injouries glass + chiminys

looting of bottle stores of beer and cigeretts becoming problem

xploder

[edit on 3-9-2010 by XPLodER]



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