Originally posted by aarys
Thinking of heading up to Blenheim. My mother and sister are all ready looking at real estate up there.
I really think alot of people are thinking the same. A year and a half of this crap is just a bit to much.
Not wanting to rain on your parade, but have you looked into the Wairau Fault Zone?
I was woken up by the 5:45 shaker. Slept right through the earlier ones, but this one got me. It's been a pleasant move to Southbridge, as we only seem to feel the higher 4s +.
However, the 23rdDec shake gave us a small ceiling crack, and the ones this morning did the same in another room.
As I was quite sleepy, I can't really explain it well, but it did go on for 10 seconds plus. My wife was at work and said the shaking was in a different direction with this new series.
My heart goes out to the people of east Christchurch (particularly). They seem to be being hit hard at the moment. A few of my workmates are on that side of town and they're having a hard time, not just with the physical shaking, but with insurance companies, uncertain zoning and dubious geotech reports.
The 23rd December shake (I know I'm going back in time, sorry) also did a small amount of damage to the University and I know we've lot at least one miscroscope, ceiling tiles have fallen down and many new cracks have appeared. No doubt today's shakes have done a bit more. Every building is affected in some way, city-wide, I'm sure!
Kia kaha Cantabrians.