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6-point-something (the number keeps changing) quake in New Zealand's Cook Strait,
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Ataahua
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Aug 16 2013, 2:39am

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6-point-something (the number keeps changing) quake in New Zealand's Cook Strait, Can't Post

in the same place as those strong quakes a couple of weeks ago that shook Wellington and the top of the South Island. I'm half an island away from the epicentre and it was still the strongest quake I've felt in years!

How are our friends in Wellington?

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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Kelvarhin
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Aug 16 2013, 2:46am

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Just heard from one friend [In reply to] Can't Post

and they're ok. Still waiting on others, hoping everyone is safe.

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Ataahua
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Aug 16 2013, 2:51am

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Geonet's information: [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.geonet.org.nz/...egion/newzealand/all

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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Patty
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Aug 16 2013, 2:54am

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Thanks, Ataahua. Have we heard from Kimi? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Starling
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Aug 16 2013, 2:56am

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My friend in Wellington was sitting in her parked car, [In reply to] Can't Post

which turned out to be a good place to be.
Lots of people here in ChCh felt it. I can believe I didn't, as I was just sitting down at the time.
Nasty things.


Ataahua
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Aug 16 2013, 2:57am

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She's overseas, lucky duck! / [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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Patty
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Aug 16 2013, 2:58am

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Man, I'm glad to hear from you, Starling... [In reply to] Can't Post

after all you've been through.

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Starling
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Aug 16 2013, 2:58am

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And calling Lissuin, and Moahunter, hope you are ok // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Patty
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Aug 16 2013, 3:00am

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I'm happy to know she's traveling... [In reply to] Can't Post

she's nowhere in the States, is she? Some day, I hope to meet more of you in RL.

The country is beautiful. But soo many earthquakes would probably make me look for another beautiful place to live. You guys must have nerves of steel!

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Starling
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Aug 16 2013, 3:05am

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That's very kind [In reply to] Can't Post

It makes me feel a bit sick to be honest - I just really feel for the people who are experiencing this one and everything that goes along with it.


Patty
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Aug 16 2013, 3:07am

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***TornSib hug*** [In reply to] Can't Post

I can imagine. As I say, you must have nerves of steel, and some flashbacks would be inevitable.

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Kimi
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Aug 16 2013, 3:18am

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Actually, she just got home :) [In reply to] Can't Post

and I'm wondering if it was such a good idea! That tropical island was very nice...

I'm too far north to have felt these shakes, but they do sound seriously scary. I hope our TORnadoes from further south are safe and sound.


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Kelvarhin
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Aug 16 2013, 3:22am

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Heard from some friends [In reply to] Can't Post

who were sitting in a cafe, one of them has just moved there from Australia and said she's never seen a building sway THAT much before!

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
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Aug 16 2013, 3:53am

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It's been confirmed as a 6.2 // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Aug 16 2013, 3:56am

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So the quake [In reply to] Can't Post

is just NZ giving you a big welcome home applause?

Good to know you're ok too Kimi. Which tropical island were you on? *nosy kitty strikes again*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Aug 16 2013, 4:50am

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Thanks folks. Moahunter and I are fine. [In reply to] Can't Post

If this were a 6.something under Wellington...whew! As it is, nothing in the house seems to have moved, but I use a lot of blue tack Wink. The shop I was in in Lower Hutt at the time rattled and shook, and we went out into the wide street as it's an old building, but nothing fell there either. Just lucky this time.

Does anyone know if DwellerInDale lives in Wellington?
Whoo hoo, DID, are you there? Anybody else?Smile


Old Toby
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Aug 16 2013, 5:37am

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Here's praying for everyone, hope all are okay! [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Starling
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Aug 16 2013, 6:00am

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Yay [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile
By the way, if I haven't already, may I recommend seismic wax? It's brilliant. And it's cheap and easily available. Blu-tac definitely won't work in a bad shake.


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Aug 16 2013, 6:11am

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Thanks for the tip. [In reply to] Can't Post

I found seismic wax on line and will look for it here.

I've entered half a dozen reports to GNS at this point. It's a small thing, but it does make me feel like I'm doing something about it.


Starling
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Aug 16 2013, 6:19am

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Oh and how are the cats? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hope they are coping okay. Smile


Lissuin
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Aug 16 2013, 6:24am

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I love Wellington. [In reply to] Can't Post

They showed people unable to get a train home tonight as they've been canceled for inspections. Thwarted commuters along the main thoroughfares were holding up signs with their destinations written on them - and drivers were picking them up. Not saying it mightn't happen in other places, too, but it does happen here.

I love New Zealand. I really do.


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Aug 16 2013, 6:28am

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Cats coping better with every jiggle. [In reply to] Can't Post

They do get that alert-cat-noticing-something-interesting look. They weren't raised with earthquakes, but they're becoming old hands now, thanks.


Eledhwen
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Aug 16 2013, 7:04am

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Glad everyone's okay [In reply to] Can't Post

and also that Wellington's building codes seem to be holding up, so far. I caught up with friends from Wellington last week (they're travelling in Europe for a few weeks, so will have missed this latest one). He's an engineer so it was interesting talking to him about the structural stuff.

Storm clouds


Starling
Half-elven


Aug 16 2013, 7:23am

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I am so impressed [In reply to] Can't Post

that they can achieve that without wine. Laugh


Starling
Half-elven


Aug 16 2013, 7:24am

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It's the fellowship [In reply to] Can't Post

of the earthquake. Lovely. Smile

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