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7.0 earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand

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posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:37 PM
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Sewage pipes have burst in christchurch

[edit on 3-9-2010 by asala]




posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Holy S@#T,I live on the southern tip of vic Aus, me and the missus were in the kitchen and i felt a very faint tremor would have been 7- 7.30 am,i wonder if its related??



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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Civil defense live on TV saying main priorities are people safety and getting the water supply sorted.

Distribution points to be setup around the city for water



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Grant update on that 7.57 shock,
its upgraded to a 5.2



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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yeh, it seemed like a biggie..lol


Been quiet for thelast 20mins. Not sure thats a good thing.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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state of emergengy is about to be announced
saftey is a concern



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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expect more around the 4.0 scale in the next 30 mins
civil defence is in full swing
geoligist states sand vocanos bubbling up cracks up to 30 cms

ground water shaken violently and created water up to ground level

avon didnt bust its banks the water was shaken so voilently it over flowed its banks

austrailian plate has slipped under the alps

fault lines are being measured for movement

xploder

[edit on 3-9-2010 by XPLodER]



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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News breaking from New Zealand Geologist on live TV1 channel,

the 7.4 quake, was NOT on New Zealands main fault line! It was centred on one of its offshoots in Canterbury.

Not sure if this is good news. They have been expecting a big quake on the major fault for years.

Aftershocks to last for days



[edit on 3-9-2010 by grantbeed]



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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the geoligy guy is saying liqafaction has occoured and the plain that dafeild is on is especially bad for reverberation and sand gysers and water gysers are being reported around christchurch

xp


closest faults to christchurch "blind" unknown to geoligists
southern alps suspected to have grown as plate goes over australian

largest after shock 6.5

aftershocks expected to last up to a week

xp



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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looting happening as police are arresting people for theift
no reports of serious injeries
extra poliece bought in to help
power black out a precation to test for faults



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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First, thanks for keeping us informed! My question is, what do you mean by a "power blackout to test for faults?" Are they keeping the power off until they are sure that the faults are stable?



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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links to articals with pics

edition.cnn.com...=Y9vh536vHfd&wom=false

www.vancouversun.com...

usgs pic

earthquake.usgs.gov...

3 or four pics

www.stuff.co.nz...

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:25 PM
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we have a system of cutting power in cases of servere eqs
the power companies are required to complete test before restoring power as live lines can cause fires

xp

officialy downgrade to 7.1



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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good running timeline here

www.nzherald.co.nz...



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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many historical sites and heritage buildings are totally destroyed
churches hit hard with alot over 60 years old

cell phones about to go off (back up battery failure)

city wide devistation is being reported
every house has damage (citizen unconfirmed)

army being mobilized with medics food and medical supplies and comunications equipment

cracks reported through roads and buildings

still no loss of life reported

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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That can't be good at all. Which link are you pulling up the geology reports from? I can't pull up all links where I am now without it taking hours - so a direct link for that info would be greatly appreciated



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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being reported live from tv news in new zealand
i will try to paste usgs pages for you and nz geoligy info
give me a few minutes

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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There was a geoligist on live TV about half hour ago talking about the quake.

They reckon only about 30mins left on cellphone tower batteries.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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files.abovetopsecret.com...

usgs info

xploder



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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pics of buildings



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