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Old 15.06.2011, 00:20
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http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week an interesting website. Click to show the last week, then wait to see when the latest big ones hit on Monday.
Thanks for the fascinating but rather shocking WEBsite ! When watching it, I saw that the Southbridge area was almost NON-hit. I don't know NZ at all and so do not know how that area looks like, BUT to re-build CHC in the Southbridge area might be an option ??
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Old 15.06.2011, 07:56
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http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week an interesting website. Click to show the last week, then wait to see when the latest big ones hit on Monday.
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Thanks for the fascinating but rather shocking WEBsite ! When watching it, I saw that the Southbridge area was almost NON-hit. I don't know NZ at all and so do not know how that area looks like, BUT to re-build CHC in the Southbridge area might be an option ??
I totally agree with Wollishofener - it is shocking! When you see the screen light up on Monday with all of the quakes its horrifiying.
I have a close friend living in Lyttelton and when I was watching this website even my 7 year old said "Aunty Lisa needs to move".

Southbridge, Leeston, Lincoln is all very flat and farming land. Guess it could be an option but what do you give the farmers in compensation for rebuilding Christchurch on their livelyhood? Very tough decision to be made.
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Southbridge, Leeston, Lincoln is all very flat and farming land. Guess it could be an option but what do you give the farmers in compensation for rebuilding Christchurch on their livelyhood? Very tough decision to be made.
It wouldn't be the same though , would it? No Sumner sea views, no Port hills to walk/drive up and over, the views over the Avon ( and the daily kayaking there for some of us) the funky old cafes...... I can imagine conversations in the future, with references being made to "Old Christchurch" and "New Christchurch." I also imagine friendships altering - those who have bonded together whilst living in the middle of it all, versus those of us who are just reading about it while we are away.....

Apparently this weeks shakeup broke my house a bit. I used to think that having a house was important, but right now I am thinking that just having a life is what really matters. Can't do much about it from Switzerland anyway. Aaah, c'est la vie.
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It wouldn't be the same though , would it? No Sumner sea views, no Port hills to walk/drive up and over, the views over the Avon ( and the daily kayaking there for some of us) the funky old cafes......

now you're making me really really sad

what about the Arts Centre where you used to get Pumpkin-chocolate muffins, and baileys and karluha fudge..
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now you're making me really really sad

what about the Arts Centre where you used to get Pumpkin-chocolate muffins, and baileys and karluha fudge..
I loved the complete Art centre - wandering around, wondering how it had been for my Mum who went there when it was the university.


Here's another clip I have just been watching - includes one ChCh exflatmate. http://www.3news.co.nz/On-the-ground...0/Default.aspx
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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

If you have property in Christchurch.

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Here is a report that will interest you.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Another "small" quake, this time a bit further north where they're more prevalent.

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I guess its all relativity...
"... i preferred that limb being removed, to that one.."

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“It was like a big, slow, single hoola-hoop role, type, motion," (from the article)

That almost sounds like a blast!
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“It was like a big, slow, single hoola-hoop role, type, motion," (from the article)

That almost sounds like a blast!
Naw Debs, mate - the "blast" is what you feel in one of those hik mining towns in Australia...
An earthquake is more like.. "..uUUu.. did the earth move for you too?"
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but seriously, I've had both.

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Naw Debs, mate - the "blast" is what you feel in one of those hik mining towns in Australia...
An earthquake is more like.. "..uUUu.. did the earth move for you too?"

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Naw Debs, mate - the "blast" is what you feel in one of those hik mining towns in Australia...
An earthquake is more like.. "..uUUu.. did the earth move for you too?"
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but seriousl, I've had both.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

What's going on in New Zealand?

It's like the whole continent (well..... relatively, it's a couple of small Islands) has rattled loose and is about to drift out to see.

When all this siesmic activity is finished, Kiwi's will all be walking around like they've been living on a small boat for a week.
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