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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

The Christchurch City Council is considering whether to declare a brief state of emergency following dramatic aftershocks this morning
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Shallow shocks were felt overnight and this morning at 8am and 10.30am, nearly four months after the big quake.


Power was out in parts of the CBD after the 10.30am after-shock, which was magnitude 4.9 and located within 5km of Christchurch.



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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Aftershocks in Christchurch on Boxing Day have driven some residents out of the city. Hotel and motel bookings are also affected

The quakes damaged 115 buildings. Glass, bricks and masonry lay in the streets afterwards.
The strongest was magnitude 4.9 at 10.30am on Sunday, at a depth of 12km.

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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Huge earthquake has hit Christchurch again today. The huge 6.3 quake which was centred around Lyttelton and hit at 12.51pm. So far 65 people have been confirmed dead with countless people trapped in collapsed buildings.

Yet again our hearts go out to Christchurch and all on New Zealand.

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This one is horrible.

Nobody seems to be able to contact anyone in the area (that I know), so I have no idea how badly affected anyone is.


Fingers crossed for all the Kiwi's.
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This one is horrible.

Nobody seems to be able to contact anyone in the area (that I know), so I have no idea how badly affected anyone is.


Fingers crossed for all the Kiwi's.

I have had contact with various family and friends in Christchurch and they have all said that phone lines are really dodgy at the moment and to send text messages only but do expect some delays.

CNN has constant coverage at the moment. For some pics check out
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press for updates and pictures of the devastation.
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This one is horrible.

Nobody seems to be able to contact anyone in the area (that I know), so I have no idea how badly affected anyone is.


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I have had contact with various family and friends in Christchurch and they have all said that phone lines are really dodgy at the moment and to send text messages only but do expect some delays.

CNN has constant coverage at the moment. For some pics check out
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press for updates and pictures of the devastation.
I've also finally heard that everyone is OK..... phewww

Massive relief.


I still feel really concerned for everyone else though.

Even though Australia got smashed with floods, fires, and Cyclones, I hope there is a few bucks left over and people to help out the Kiwi's. Clearly they are going to need a lot of help and support to get through this one.
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Even though Australia got smashed with floods, fires, and Cyclones, I hope there is a few bucks left over and people to help out the Kiwi's. Clearly they are going to need a lot of help and support to get through this one.
Even though it is not an important thing to be thinking about at the moment I really feel for Christchurch as they are suppose to be hosting some Rugby World Cup games in September. With the devastation that has taken place this time I doubt that the rebuilding will be finished by then which will be a lot of lost revenue for Christchurch at a time that they desperately need it.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

I have just spoken with some family there. They are very distraught but at least safe. Unfortunately their house is pretty much gone and at this moment have no electric or water!
There are unconfirmed reports of at least 200 people missing but how accurate this is, I have no idea?
There appears to be a lot of liquefaction having occurred so it also looks like there may be hidden damage or further potential problems.
My thoughts and wishes are there for the people in Christchurch.

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Old 22.02.2011, 09:48
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If only I had a magic wand !!!

I think we all wish we had that! I'm pleased all your loved ones are safe.

I have also been in touch with friends and family in my old home town. It is hard waiting to hear from them not knowing if they are safe, trapped or missing.
My bridesmaid who lives in Lyttelton had been out for lunch to celebrate her daughters 1st birthday. She had to walk up and over the Bridal Path to get back to her house that is ruined. I guess this will be a 1st birthday that won't be forgotten.

Let's hope the rain doesn't stay around too long and make an already difficult time even harder for all involved.
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Even though it is not an important thing to be thinking about at the moment I really feel for Christchurch as they are suppose to be hosting some Rugby World Cup games in September. With the devastation that has taken place this time I doubt that the rebuilding will be finished by then which will be a lot of lost revenue for Christchurch at a time that they desperately need it.
I don't know what the stadium is like but I'd be prepared to bet my shirt that they'll be ready. There aren't many nations like NZ for just rolling your sleeves up and getting things done. I have a real soft spot for many of the people I met over there and the phrase "can do attitude" was made for them. You then throw the pride and excitement of holding the world cup for their favourite sport into the mix and I wouldn't bet against them in a thousand years.

Although I'll still be pulling for Otago, I hope the Crusaders are back in action real soon.
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Although I'll still be pulling for Otago, I hope the Crusaders are back in action real soon.
Totally off topic, but yah!! Another Otago supporter!!

Otago and Canterbury are like NZ and Australia, totally against each other and always trying for superiority but when push comes to shove we always band together and stick up for each other.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Are events like this generally covered by insurance in NZ or are they "an act of god" ?
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Are events like this generally covered by insurance in NZ or are they "an act of god" ?
I think that is one of the things Mr Bill English was discussing on CNN this morning.
Most people will be insured, but the cost of that to the insurance companies, on top of the costs from last year...
(i know that insurance costs have gone up this year..)

anyway, in case anyone is interested, i just saw this advertised on CNN
http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/


(Bill said not to use the phones, to use them free for emergency services.. but you should/can txt.)
Not surprisingly, many servers hosting websites based in chch are down too..
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Are events like this generally covered by insurance in NZ or are they "an act of god" ?
It's completely circumstantial.

This is a 'Catastrophe' event, and each insurance policy will have different limits.

It is most likely that most people will be insured, however, some policies will have a limit to their exposure within the policy period.

Most events with Property should be pretty cool though.

The odds of two earthquakes this size are pretty remote, so I wouldn't expect a limit to be applied..... however, this did just happen in Chile not so long ago.

Any policy with the "Act of God" exclusion should be torn out of a contract, then bend the broker over, and ram it HARD and without lubrication right where the sun doesn't shine. It's complete BS
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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

I agree, after all that's what we pay the damn money to them in the first place for!
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Terrible experiences fot the chchers! Considering the epicentre was very near Christchurch, and very close to the earth's surface, to my untrained eye the damage seems to be light. Do you have very strong anti earthquake building regulations in NZ?
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I think there certainly will be after this, one would hope
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Terrible experiences fot the chchers! Considering the epicentre was very near Christchurch, and very close to the earth's surface, to my untrained eye the damage seems to be light. Do you have very strong anti earthquake building regulations in NZ?
very.
in fact very very.

tall buildings in wellington are built on giant ballbearings. So that the building sways and doesnt crumple.
(fault map of wellington)


They always said that Wellington would catch The Big One.. and NZers learn at primary school, to get under tables, or doorways during an earthquake. I guess in the case of Chch, it was better to get under tables

I remember a relatively large one during a 5th form chemistry exam. We all sat and looked at each other, not knowing if we should move because it was a pretty important exam. Then the teacher popped under her table, and everyone followed. We didnt get marked more easily though..

It was in the top floor of this building on the right.

Part of the practical towards my engineering degree, was seismic anchoring all the 33kV transformers in all substations in Wellington, and all switchgear.
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Do you have very strong anti earthquake building regulations in NZ?
NZ has very strong building and engineering regulations in relation to earthquake protection. Many of the damaged buildings, especially in the first big shock last year, were old ones in the city centre. A lot of buildings survived that one due to the regulations that included alterations to bring older buildings into the newer codes. However, even that has not been enough to withstand the severe, shallow movement of the earth from the latest `quakes.
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