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Reports of Liquefaction Bubbling up from the Ground in Christchurch.

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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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There have been reports of liquefaction bubbling up from the ground in the central Christchurch suburb of Richmond and the outer suburbs.

Rocks have been seen falling from the hills in Sumner, while the University of Canterbury and Riccarton Mall have both been evacuated.

Lyttelton Tunnel closed briefly, but has reopened.

A caller told Newstalk ZB's Danny Watson the Centra Hotel opposite the Grand Chancellor is on a lean.

"It appears as though one of the walls on the western side is probably on a lean of 5 to 10 degrees.

"It looks out of place by 5 - 8 metres from the top down to the bottom."

Another caller said that water is pouring out of buildings on Stanmore Road.

"It's a funny colour. It looks like sewage."

One Facebook user said they were "not enjoying being up the hill above sumner right now... Saw half a bloody cliff fall from that shake".


www.nzherald.co.nz...

Also power, and phone lines around Christchurch have been cut.

6 Reported Injuries

Hope everyone aswell as members of the ATS Community and thier families are safe.




posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Sounds like their sewage pipes ruptured! I mean really why have they not moved from that location already, it is dangerous!!!
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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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Keeping my fingers crossed for the kiwis. Talk about deja vu.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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Liquefaction in New Zealand following quake - via @timkelleher



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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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This is fresh liquefaction in Avonside – one of the hardest-hit areas in the last two Canterbury quakes.

It's been complete déjà vu there today.

One road has become so compromised it has opened up and a car has fallen into it. Roads that were already very seriously damaged have come apart again and there are torrents of water flooding through the streets. www.3news.co.nz...



Also, a video here of the liquefaction ( some language ) but very good footage.



www.3news.co.nz...


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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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Thanks for posting those pictures.

Here's a video uploaded on youtube.







Pretty scary stuff. I hope i'm wrong, but we will be seeing more events/disasters, on a wider scale occure soon.







edit on 13-6-2011 by Oozii because: Add Video.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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I remember the Japan quake where liquefaction was occurring. Below are three videos that show liquefaction happening in Christchurch today. This is unreal, the amount of water coming out from the ground.








posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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Oh wow, the gushing water in liquefaction in that video looks unreal! It looks like something
out of a movie. I dont want to think this strange stuff is all related...I guess we will know more
as time passes.

In any case, its nothing I have seen before!



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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So it is water right? It looks like wet concrete. Would all that be water naturally in the ground or is it 'vibrated' out of the ground?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by burntheships
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Oh wow, the gushing water in liquefaction in that video looks unreal! It looks like something
out of a movie. I dont want to think this strange stuff is all related...I guess we will know more
as time passes.

In any case, its nothing I have seen before!


You've never seen a ton of water come out of a sewer before?

Here in southern California it's a frequent enough occurrence, and back home in Chicago it was something I'd seen before if the sewers got backed up and the rains continued. Lots of things can go wrong with sewers.

Are we so jumpy that we're going to tie in sewer issues with global earth changes and 2012 now?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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Liquefaction after the 6 magnitude on the 13th June



www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by Pseudonaut
You've never seen a ton of water come out of a sewer before?

Here in southern California it's a frequent enough occurrence, and back home in Chicago it was something I'd seen before if the sewers got backed up and the rains continued. Lots of things can go wrong with sewers.

Are we so jumpy that we're going to tie in sewer issues with global earth changes and 2012 now?



Do you see any sewer rats swimming around?
I dont... get a grip mate, Los Angeles?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:32 AM
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Funny, I'm from Southern California, lived here all my life, even though i'm only 22, I don't recall ever once seeing anything like that happen here.

Jumpy?... no, more like concerned for other's well-being and safety.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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Christchurch Earthquake 13 June 2011 Liquefaction RAW footage



www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by Oozii
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Funny, I'm from Southern California, lived here all my life, even though i'm only 22, I don't recall ever once seeing anything like that happen here.

Jumpy?... no, more like concerned for other's well-being and safety.



Maybe you live somewhere with a better sewer system, but here in LA, I see water spewing out of sewers about once a year -- usually after the first big rain of the season.

The issues in Christschurch aren't heralds of things to come. It's Earth. Weird stuff happens. Welcome to it.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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Ummm....look up liquefaction. It has absolutely nothing to do with rain and sewers.

Here, I'll even help you out: liquefaction


Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.



A bunch of people just suffered a loss....to try and downplay it simply because you don't understand the process is just...not....cool.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by westcoast
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Ummm....look up liquefaction. It has absolutely nothing to do with rain and sewers.

Here, I'll even help you out: liquefaction


Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.



A bunch of people just suffered a loss....to try and downplay it simply because you don't understand the process is just...not....cool.


Well said WestCoast!!

People have started to become callus at the suffering of other human beings; if it doesn't happen literally in their backyard, then it is not important.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:19 AM
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The dark color that looks like sewage is from the fact that New Zealand is a volcanic country.

It is what makes the country capable of growing lush greenery.

It has happened in California and there was evidence of it after the Northridge earthquake and the Sylmar quake and Landers quake too.

It was not noticed that much by the "locals" because most of California is paved and concreted over!

It can and does cause foundations to shift and the concrete pads most houses are built on will tilt and become inhabitable.

It is very obvious if there is natural underground water near the surface.

It wil cause the solid ground to mix with the solid surface and it will become like jelly.

I live in SoCal and the area I live in is very susceptible to this phenomenon.

Thank god I live on about 6 feet of compacted earth above a concrete storm drain that nobody else knows is even there.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Considering the western part of the city is perfectly fine, why bother? We simply stabilise all future grounds for building and it's no where as easy as you say to do. If we were in considerable danger we would, but it's simply not as easy.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:24 AM
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I read one time, water oozing out of the ground is one of those precursors to a big quake.

And then, look for auroras at night, strange animal behavior, strange/extreme weather, elevated temperatures, magnetic compass pointing some place else. If you're counting more that two of those, especially those magnetic anomalies, you got to get out of there fast!!!



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