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Wellington and other Northward NZ TORn-sibs are you okay?
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Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 5:30am

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Wellington and other Northward NZ TORn-sibs are you okay? Can't Post

What a horrible shaky day you are having. Frown

Info here for those who would like to know more.


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 21 2013, 5:56am

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A very shaky day indeed. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Radio NZ announcer sounded as if she was struggling to keep calm as she described the studio lamps swinging and everything rattling. They've cancelled their early evening programmes to cover the quakes.

We haven't felt them up here, but there are reports that people in the Waikato felt the latest one.

Power cuts in some places.

Another list, from Geonet: http://geonet.org.nz/


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Moahunter
Rohan


Jul 21 2013, 5:58am

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Shaken but not stirred. [In reply to] Can't Post

Biggest I've ever experienced. I was just getting off the bed after my afternoon nap.


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 6:05am

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It's very unsettling [In reply to] Can't Post

literally, for those in the area affected.
I don't like it one bit.


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 6:08am

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Well that's a memorable way to end your nap, [In reply to] Can't Post

and no mistake!
Stay safe. Smile


demnation
Rohan

Jul 21 2013, 7:08am

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Stay safe, everyone! [In reply to] Can't Post

We're all pulling for you!


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 21 2013, 7:55am

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All ok. [In reply to] Can't Post

I was driving through the central district just before but didn't know the quake had happened until friends started texting me. The house is perfectly ok, but the cats are somewhat freaked out. Getting a bag together this time just in case. Quite an interesting weekend.Unsure
Thanks for checking on us, Ms Starling.


Ataahua
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Jul 21 2013, 7:56am

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I was driving out of Palmerston North and didn't feel it. [In reply to] Can't Post

There are some photos here.

I hope our Wellington TORN members are feeling OK tonight!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Elizabeth
Valinor


Jul 21 2013, 8:08am

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A 7.2 at 4:30 am in LA in 1994 [In reply to] Can't Post

...is one of my most vivid memories. There were T-shirts on sale the next day that said, "waking up at 4:30 am was never so easy."








Elizabeth
Valinor


Jul 21 2013, 8:09am

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Hope everyone is ok! Stay safe! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 








Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 8:14am

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It's weird when [In reply to] Can't Post

you don't feel one and then everyone starts with the "Are you ok?"
Glad your house is alright. Hopefully the cats will get over it. The February earthquake shut both of mine in the bedroom and I came home to a lot of ripped carpet, and two very disgruntled cats!
Thinking of you. Smile


Ataahua
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Jul 21 2013, 8:16am

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This is a great quote from NZHerald: [In reply to] Can't Post

Ms Bennett and her husband Lee Slater, whose Highbury house is built on the side of a hill, said it was swaying on its piles. "You usually only get a bit of a jiggle but this was a hula dance," Ms Bennett said.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Ataahua
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Jul 21 2013, 8:17am

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Love that t-shirt. :) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 8:17am

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Another driver [In reply to] Can't Post

It's quite a good way to miss them.
I remember walking into Briscoes after a big aftershock - I thought I had felt something, but I assumed it was a combination of the munted road and the dog dancing around in the back of the car. When I got into the shop, the staff were totally freaked out, and I knew as soon as I saw their faces there had been a good shake.

Flipping shaky isles!


elaen32
Gondor


Jul 21 2013, 10:25am

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Oh dear.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I do hope this all settles quickly and for a good while. You guys in NZ seem to be taking a bit of battering this winter what with storms, floods and now this.
I've only once experienced an earthquake- and that was a relatively small one in the middle of the desert (Joshua Tree National Park Ca.) and not so scary. It must be so much worse in a city with all the attendant risks
Thinking of you all and take care!


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shadowdog
Rohan

Jul 21 2013, 3:24pm

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Oh yes [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember that one. My dog ran outside barking at it and pranced back in proud that she had chased it away. Hope all in NZ are safe.


Ataahua
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Jul 21 2013, 7:45pm

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A great video graphic of the earthquakes: [In reply to] Can't Post

https://www.facebook.com/...?v=10201061753322803

And in "Do'h!" news, the earthquake has shifted countries: Severe earthquake hits Seddon, Australia

*eye-roll*

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Jul 21 2013, 7:49pm)


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 7:53pm

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It's a small world after all! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a brilliant piece of journalism, so stunningly accurate.
I love the way they have made some corrections and added another story above the completely inaccurate one, but they have still left the 'Australia' story there! And the amended version has a nice photo of a building in central Christchurch that is in the process of being demolished recently. Excellent.


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 21 2013, 9:11pm

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"I sincerely apologize to the people of New Zealand for my stupidity." [In reply to] Can't Post

Tom Ukinski, Science Editor

Yeah, right.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10901374

He was good for a bit of a laugh, though I'm too dopey after a largely sleepless night of a little jolt here and a little shake there (in New Zealand) to fully give him the respect he deserves. Tongue

And a 5.5 west of Haast on west coast of South Island just occurred.

Well, the birds are still singing, flowers are blooming in the middle of winter, my supplies are in good order, and I'm fortunate to live in this beautiful place. She'll be right.
Cheers, Kiwis.
Smile


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 9:25pm

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Poor Tom [In reply to] Can't Post

I expect it's a day he would rather forget.

I hope the aftershocks settle down - it's very unhelpful when you don't get enough sleep on top of everything else.
It's been very quiet around here, and I am expecting we will get some shakes soon. I am slightly alarmed that my wine stocks are low, so that will be remedied today.

Have a good day. Smile


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 21 2013, 9:40pm

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Starling, thanks for the reminder of proper emergency supplies. [In reply to] Can't Post

I will bow to your more extensive experience and check the wine cellar, for the benefit of my neighbors.Wink


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 9:51pm

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And don't forget the chocolate, [In reply to] Can't Post

if that's what you are into.
After the September earthquake when I was staying with my friend, we had lots of get-togethers for meals with others, and it was very comforting. We called it our earthquake fellowship.
Our favourite piece of advice was to eat lots of root vegetables - this would allegedly calm our anxiety and help us reconnect with the earth. I have no idea if this theory worked, but we certainly enjoyed our substantial meals involving plenty of root vegetables, washed down with medicinal wine. Cool
My friend and her partner live in Wellington now, having moved there to escape the earthquakes. Crazy


In all seriousness, one of the things people often forget to have in their emergency kits is cash. I was very glad to have some when there was no access to banks, ATM's and EFT-POS.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 21 2013, 9:59pm

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Stories from Chch [In reply to] Can't Post

about stores letting people take food when they didn't have cash on them (because of no electricity, thus no eftpos) prompted me to include some money in my getaway kit.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 21 2013, 10:28pm

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Cash (check) Chocolate (check) [In reply to] Can't Post

Cat food and litter (check)
All set.


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 21 2013, 10:35pm

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A good plan [In reply to] Can't Post

to have plenty of cat litter! Wink

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