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NZ Earthquake
« on: September 03, 2010, 05:22:15 PM »
At least 2 of the forum that I know of live in or very near Christchurch where there was a 7.4 earthquake in the early hours of this morning, lots of damage........

Trusting all are okay and bikes are unscathed....

roro ian and I think maybe jim328

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 07:44:01 PM »
4.33am  my god my house shock,
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 08:08:44 PM »
I'm glad you and the twins survived!  :)
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 09:18:32 PM »
Did damage occur in surrounding areas?

How are the rest of you Kiwis?

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 09:25:48 PM »
I'm glad you and the twins survived!  :)

I can just imagine Iain's next avitar, lol

Hope everyones ok!!!
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 09:42:51 PM »
Without doubt the most severe quake I've been through.  Very frightening. 

No bad damage at my house or Iains, but a lot of chimneys, collapsed roofs, broken sewers and dodgy roads around town.  A few older buildings destroyed.  Only two people injured, nobody killed, which is amazing considering it was 7.4 - more powerful than the San Francisco earthquake.

Still getting significant aftershocks which is really creepy.  There's one going right now.

My bike is on blocks at the moment, I thought it was going over for sure, but it's just sitting there happily demanding that I fix the exhaust leaks.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 10:59:30 PM »
Glad you guys are okay. 7.4 earthquake or a 10.0 avatar produce a lot of shakes and shimmies.     BDC

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2010, 07:12:16 AM »
 :) Good to know that you guys are OK... 8)

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2010, 11:36:22 AM »
Glad you guys are ok.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010, 04:48:11 PM »
The council have just condemned the neighbours house, they have shut down there water which is connected  to my place , having a meeting in a couple of hours to see when there might be water..the pipes are smashed,, day 2 with out any water..powers back on that's a bonuses

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 10:30:53 AM »
4 days into this and I haven't slept at all.  We are still getting a noticeable shake every 5-10 minutes and a big shake every couple of hours.  It's somewhat disturbing.  I had no damage in the first one, but starting to see a lot of cracks now from this sustained assault.  It's even starting to trigger quakes in other parts of the country.

This should show traces for the last 24 hrs.


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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 01:38:13 PM »
As someone who lived through the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, you certainly have my sympathies.  There will be a lot of shaking for the next couple of weeks as the seismic fault settles down. 

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 07:54:41 PM »
5.1 aftershock this morning while riding to work. Didn't feel a thing, have decided a good plan will be to go for a ride whenever the aftershocks get annoying.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2010, 08:07:40 AM »
615 quakes in 12 days.
Check this out - shows what's happening far better than the seismograph.

http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2015, 06:43:33 PM »
At long last we have a date to do the earthquake repairs ($170,000 over the insurance payout !).  We will be out of the house in 4 weeks.  In temporary accommodation and everything in storage so you won't be seeing much of me till July.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 03:16:28 AM »
You definitely won't want one of the tradies to drop a fag and raze the place then eh? Feel free to come out over xmas for a bbq and a coldie or two.
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 06:18:05 AM »
Thanks, I have a horrid feeling we'll be packing all through the break :-( but will come out if I can, and force you to make me a mudguard on your e-wheel


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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 01:29:02 AM »
Yeah man, I can make you a mudguard for sure. It'll be aerodynamically superior to standard as it will resemble the surface of a golf ball! I could give you a hand packing up as I have been a professional mover in the past. I do take a long time packing up photo albums tho', oh the things I've seen.....video cameras are a good laugh too  ;)
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2015, 05:00:11 AM »
Pah, I bet you are a dab hand at the e-wheel by now, else you should ship it over here - I'm sure I could use it.  Thanks for the offer - may need to take you up on that.  The moving companies are all thieves and rogues. 

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2015, 02:20:36 AM »
Check out the price of a rental truck, I have an HT licence. We could do something regarding storage as well if you want. Moving day is easy, just put on a bbq and beers for free labour. If moving day is like today (36C on weather report was playing it down a bit) you will need lots of beer....
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