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Another large quake hits Christchurch New Zealand

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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Multiple casualties from building facades collapsing on buses and streets, and apperently people trapped in buildings - www.nzherald.co.nz...


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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Hi People

...lets just lay off the personal attacks please...

...yes some of us are either from Chch or have whanau/family there...but lets not snap at eachother in our worry for them...


Cheers.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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Anyone have any info about chch airport and if it has sustained damage to the runways?

Cheers,
gr



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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I agree and I apologise, I really wasn't trying to turn this into a conspiracy sight seeing tour.
By snapping I turned into the aforementioned moron my bad.
Peace all.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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radio new zealand says it is closed and being evacuated

www.radionz.co.nz...



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Another shake here in Wellington - much more movement here on the 15th floor than we had from the first one in Chch.....



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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The airport there is closed. Ambulances are in short supply so Police doing pick ups. TV3 has unedited live stream now:
www.heraldsun.com.au...

It's a bloody mess there. There has been multiple fatalities and people caught under rumble and fallen buildings. Buildings around Cathedral Square down and CHCH Cathedral took a massive hit.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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all water and electricity completely cut off.

20 people alone are trapped in one building.....

several buildings completely down.....

flights across all of NZ now cancelled
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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Got a mate who works in Aviation there...they're checking the runways now to see if they are usable for any emergency flights in and out etc.

They've also been advised to put the hussle on it as the PM is planning on flying in after the Parliament/Civil Defence meeting he's supposed to be having at 3pm (in like 5mins).


...maybe our PM can take one of them flash new BMW Limos he reckons he knew nothing about...



Working in the Hospital Depts here in Wellington we're getting updates on the situation there in case we need to head down to deal with whatever.
Hospitals/Emergency Services there are maxed...injured being transported via Police Cars and comandeered Taxis etc.
We've making room where we can here in preparation for possibly receiving any Life Flights/Criticals etc coming out of ChCh...



Heart goes out to everyone there...bad bad juju...





posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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live pictures coming in to australia un edited.....massive damage - buildings down everywhere - many many injured and also lots of fatalities



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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city has run out of ambulances....people in 4wd now using them to get the injured to the hospital.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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Yeah, watching TV3s live coverage now.. they've been showing alot of footage of the Pyne Gould Guinness building(?) and one employee mentioned at least 200 people worked in it, and its top 3 floors, bar the bottom floor is just a pancake of scrap metal... bringing out a lot of injured from off the roof it seems, and you can hear screams coming from inside.

not pretty...

Edit:- Hmm damn. seems there where people up the Catherdral tower then it came down... been up that tower as a kid, kinda cramped if I remember rightly







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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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Australians in Australia: Channel 10 has full coverage right now



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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BBC news just reported that another quake has happened in Christchurch. It was literally just happening for a second time today as they interviewed a man on the phone.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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Chch airport badly damaged and closed.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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So do 9, 7 and abc, its all the same footage though. The images im seeing now are a lot worse than the last quake, i'm not so sure what they mean about "mass deaths" though so I guess we'll have to wait for official numbers.

aftershocks continue.....


edit to add; actually they are showing different footage now
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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Just devastating pictures on Sky, streaming live unedited TV3


Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Christchurch right now and indeed everywhere affected by this earthquake.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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This is much much worse because it happened during business hours whereas in Sept's earthquake everyone was asleep in their homes.

There are many casualities and the numbers still alive under the rubble, who knows.

CHCH hospital was evacuated and patients flown to other hospitals throughout NZ.

ALL flights nationwide in NZ are cancelled.

This is BAD BAD BAD.....



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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...whoop...end of lunchbreak (at 3pm, FML, don't choose the Hospital sector if you want a consistant lunchbreak!).


Teams are being asked who may be available to do any oncalls and double-shifts...who can cover any triage and/or theatre work etc in case we do pick up any overflow from ChCh. Looking at the footage and getting updates from our Emergency Services that looks pretty likely unfortunately.


*Edit to add: Yup - we're picking up the overflow now.



Prayers and strength to everyone there and everyone else affected.
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