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Another large quake hits Christchurch New Zealand

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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Wow, are you trying to sound like the keymaster from Ghostbusters? You nailed it.



"Gozer the Traveller, he will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large and moving Torb! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex Supplicants they chose a new form for him... that of a Giant Sloar! many Shubs and Zulls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you."


Back to the real world, this is terrible news. I wish our brothers and sisters in NZ the best, may you recover quickly.

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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that's good not a silly question ill do some investigating and see if i can find how safe dunedin will be as i have no idea if it is.. i guess if this fault line was unkowen untill the sept quake it entirly possible that there is one lurking down there too..

and to the poster below sorry forgot username appoligies.. so can they build structurly sound building that would be able to stand another quake the same or larger on ground that has had liquifaction can they reinforce the sand and soil that has risen during these quake and prevent further building that already lay on ground that has not yet suffered from this???. sorry i don'y know alot about this subject



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Boy, is that a worry too. Have plenty of family and friends in Welly. Oh, and my precious home base of the All Whites and Wgton Phoenix.....



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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That would be cool because I have no idea exactly what to look for.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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here is a link stating that it could suffer luqifaction etc and that damage could potently be worse as you have alot of old historic buildings there trying to find a map of all fault lines in new zealand will edit and add more as i find it for you

www.odt.co.nz...


this site seams to have alot of usefull information on it no map as of yet
www.ew.govt.nz...



(sorry about all the spelling mistakes in my post i could not spell to save my life)
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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I'm not a civil engineer, but there seem to be plenty of articles on the web about building large buildings in zones of potential liquifactino and how to give them solid foundations - so my guess is that yes it can be done - but the trick is that you have to know that you nedd to do it.

ultimately mother nature is vastly more powerful than anything we can make - even solid mountains can be cracked by earthquakes so any building, anywhere, will be flattened by a big enough one.

Dunedin is in a seismically inactive area....but so was chch until last year.......

I don't think there will be a great move south - my dad is from there and it's too damned cold!


and it is also much more beautiful than anythnig else - even in the middle of destruction and fear it gives us this iceberg from the Tasman Glacier - it would have been somethign to see....once you'd gotten over the fear of being tipped into the lake or crushed under it!! some people have all the luck!

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Thanks heaps for that....so Dunedin out of the loop and back to the drawing board of re-developing smaller townships.

Any more info you dig up is awsome and many thanks for that.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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yeah i guess no matter how safe we can make it or how prepared we do not know how strong and what mother nature will throw at us, i guess we will have to try and be as prepared as we can but i really do think that repopulating smaller areas would be a good idea, instead of spending so much on restructuring and rebuilding could be used to move and help all the familes that have been left with nothing.

it's going to be a long recovery but i have a feeling that this is not the end and there may be more bigger ones to come im not being a fear monger as the last thing i want is this to happen just got that sick feeling like this isn't over yet

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Bad news for any rescue efforts,

huge downpours are now happening as I type. Also, I just went to the supermarket 10mins ago and there was another big aftershock while i was there.

People are totally freaked out, rushing around the store all nervously.




posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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not a prob anything to help im guessing you are in Dunedin?. will keep looking for you that was just a quick search im at work so my time is short but will add more links as i gather more info for you im startying to get the hang of things here and not so much of a lurker anymore any news on the hotel is still standing have had any new reports of fatalities yet either so thats good news



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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The glacier is stunning.

My youngest completes high school next year and since he wants to become an engineer, I hope he settles on Canterbury University....



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:19 PM
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sorry i missed your post are you ok i just can't fathom hpow you are feeling right now are supply running short down there do you know if the aid is arriving food and water etc?. i hope it starts to quite down now these after shocks must have you all on the edge of your seat



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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No, I'm an ex-Pat living in Sydney and wanting to make my move back next year and had my sights set on Nelson.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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These aftershocks will happen for quite some time. STAY SAFE, ALL of you!!! and thanks for any updates brother.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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200,000 litres of water has been delivered to the city by a milk firm called Fonterra. Not too sure about food aid yet.

Supermarket shelves are almost devoid of Water, Milk and bread. Limits to 2 per person on the small amounts of things that are still left on the shelves. (and these supermarkets only opened a few hrs ago)

After last years big quake, we have all become so accustomed to aftershocks, there part of our normal day now. But its just so different knowing there's people trapped in the CBD and people have died.

Seeing buildings on the news that I have been in several times, just reduced to rubble is unsettling.

We are alright here and safe and warm at home. but its very unnerving on our minds and its hard to eat, sleep or even think straight.

Sitting here typing is therapy in some sense....




posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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oh nice nelson is a nice place hot and sunny im huddled up in auckland with all the volcanos like someone said earlier pick you poison..

and yes thank you to everyone for all the updates and information havn't heard much in the last hour or so



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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4.17pm: Operation commander Dave Lawry says he does not believe the CTV site is "survivable". He said there were a number of overseas students in it. "We'll do our absolute best for your people".

He said he would not "risk my staff for people I believe there is no chance of survivability." When asked how certain he was that people in the building could not have survived, he replied "100%".



The CTV building has got to be one of the most heartwrenching stories so far. Living people were trapped here, cameras were sent in and saw them, now the efforts have been called off for various reasons. What a tragedy.

CTV presenters whom we are accustomed to seeing on the TV are gone. forever.

tvnz.co.nz...

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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im glad there has been supplys sent and i hope much more is on the way as i see you are already running short of the essentials already

so i see you have power and you family is safe and warm which is great you are one of the lucky ones in the since you have you famaily and home so sad for the family that have not been so lucky


i see you said it's just pouring down there which is not good for the rescue efforts for all those trapped and missing this is new zealands darkest day i hope the aid relief arrives for all those that are in need of this asap and when all the helpers arrive from over seas to help with the rescue as i see that as top priority atm

my thoughts and prayers are with you and all the chch residents kia kaha guys stay strong we will survive this disaster



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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I know Nelson is not without it's own risk of earthquakes looking back in past history and some of those fault lines right across the top of the South Island but it's a nice sunny spot, good soil and it's a very pretty place indeed. Have plenty of friends up there in Auckland but doubt I could find an affordable place next to Eden Park
Yep, like my soccer but love my rugby too.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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OMG.....we just have to keep praying they will be ok and just hang in there a while longer.



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