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6.3 Earthquake Rocks Christchurch, New Zealand....
KTLA ^ | Feb 22nd, 2011

Posted on 02/21/2011 5:05:43 PM PST by TaraP

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- New Zealand's quake-ravaged Christchurch city was struck by a strong earthquake causing further damage after a strong quake hit the city last year, local media reported on Tuesday.

The quake was measured at magnitude 6.3 by local scientists with a focal depth of 5 kilometres, 10 kilometres southwest of the country's second biggest city.

Local media reported filing cabinets and computers being thrown from desks, damage to buildings, and a city bridge made impassable.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christchurch; earthquake; newzealand

1 posted on 02/21/2011 5:05:46 PM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Crikey!


2 posted on 02/21/2011 5:07:59 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: TaraP

maybe they should have thought twice about legalizing homosexaul marriage.


3 posted on 02/21/2011 5:08:05 PM PST by balch3
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To: TaraP

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2677632/posts


4 posted on 02/21/2011 5:09:04 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: balch3
The top of the Christ Church Cathedral has broken off.
5 posted on 02/21/2011 5:09:27 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

That aint a real deep quake


6 posted on 02/21/2011 5:10:23 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: All

A large quake has struck Christchurch, with reports of buildings and houses down and people trapped.

Witnesses said there were buildings down all around Cathedral Square in the city, with the church destroyed.

Witnesses said there would be “deaths” this time and their were reports of people being trapped in buildings across the city.

Christchurch resident Sean Scanlon said it was by far the biggest shake since the original September 4 quake. The power was out and phone lines jammed.

Christchurch Hospital was being evacuated, a spokewoman for the hospital said.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4688231/Large-quake-strikes-Christchurch


7 posted on 02/21/2011 5:10:23 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: All

Huge quake strikes Canterbury Breaking A huge earthquake has struck Canterbury with witnesses reporting the 6.3 magnitude quake felt more violent than the quake in September.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 5:13:13 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

I’m not sure I would recommend putting filing cabinets atop desks in such a “vibrant” place. Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.


9 posted on 02/21/2011 5:23:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: TaraP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt0iIHXFnR0


10 posted on 02/21/2011 5:26:58 PM PST by blondee123
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To: TaraP; library user; maggief

Hope this thread goes better than the other one we had about this- the Mods pulled it for some reason.

They’re evacuating all of Christchurch- I guess the damage is incredible.

There’s been a 5.6 aftershock


11 posted on 02/21/2011 5:28:10 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: blondee123

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=&ands=&phrase=&ors=&nots=&tag=&lang=all&from=&to=&ref=&near=christchurch&within=10&units=mi&since=&until=&rpp=15


12 posted on 02/21/2011 5:28:10 PM PST by blondee123
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To: SE Mom; Admin Moderator

“the Mods pulled it for some reason. “

And I quote: “Pulled on 02/21/2011 5:23:22 PM PST by Admin Moderator, reason:

Jerk-a-thon...”

In other words, some omniscient, omnipotent Mod figured it was better to dump a thread chock-full-of pictures and information, than to put up with a little bit of low-key bickering....


13 posted on 02/21/2011 5:32:11 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: TaraP
From Twitter:
 
MariaOhldin: RT @gavb: Aftershocks keep coming, people&apos;s houses destroyed. I&apos;ve seen bloodied people but heard of no deaths. Hope everyone is ok #eqnz
 
jeanettemarsh: RT @ajackwriting: @jeanettemarsh damage is bad, rivers flooded. Town unreachable. Terrible aftershocks.
Christchurch, NZ
 
McCarron: RT @PolarBearFarm: My god this is bad #eqnz cathedral is down. People stuck in Forsyth Barr building, breaking windows, liquifaction everywhere.
Christchurch, New Zealand
 
jeanettemarsh: RT @ajackwriting: @jeanettemarsh damage is bad, rivers flooded. Town unreachable. Terrible aftershocks.
Christchurch, NZ
 
 

14 posted on 02/21/2011 5:35:41 PM PST by blondee123
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To: Uncle Ike

Oh for Pete’s sake.

Oh well- sometimes mods just have an off day..

..now hearing multiple fatalities in Christchurch.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10707996

Tweets:

Central City cordoned off. Press building collapsed, cathedral collapsed. Traffic chaos. Walking to see my wife. #Eqnz
Christchurch, New Zealand
less than a minute ago via Beezz · Reply · View Tweet

All outside building at moment. Sirens going off, lots of tears. I’m shaking. I can’t get hold of my wife either. Small aftershooks still.
about 1 hour ago via Beezz


15 posted on 02/21/2011 5:39:29 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TaraP

That as a result of today’s quake? Glad it didn’t fall on anybody on the street below.


16 posted on 02/21/2011 5:43:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: blondee123

Thanks for posting!

Please keep updating as necessary...


17 posted on 02/21/2011 5:44:53 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: F15Eagle

‘Multiple fatalities in Christchurch quake February 22, 2011 - 12:29PM
.AAP

New Zealand media are reporting multiple fatalities from the Christchurch earthquake.


18 posted on 02/21/2011 5:48:25 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

I’m guessing that picture is from today, though?


19 posted on 02/21/2011 5:54:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TaraP; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; Jet Jaguar; All

Godzilla is partying in New Zealand????


20 posted on 02/21/2011 5:55:35 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Uncle Ike

yeah, I was off reading tweets and looking at pictures. I came back to the thread and it was gone.....very odd and inconvenient to be sure.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 5:57:23 PM PST by VirginiaMom
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To: SE Mom

I know someone and his wife from Brazil who are working within miles of that place.


22 posted on 02/21/2011 5:59:13 PM PST by aruanan
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To: VirginiaMom; All

http://www.3news.co.nz/Live-updates-Deaths-confirmed-in-Christchurch-quake/tabid/423/articleID/199310/Default.aspx

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 1:40p.m.
By 3news.co.nz staff

Christchurch has been rocked by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, sending the region into pandemonium again, not six months after the September 4 quake.

The quake struck at 12.51pm and was at a depth of 5km, 10km southeast of Christchurch.

There have been reports of significant damage, most notably the Christchurch Cathedral.


2.46pm – As previously stated, the city has run out of ambulances and police cars are being used to ferry injured persons.

2.45pm – Multiple aftershocks are continuing to hit the city.

2.42pm – See raw video footage of when the quake hit here

2.41pm – Civil Defence says the National Crisis Management Centre has been activated and urban search and rescue teams have been deployed. An Australian team has been put on call.

2.40pm – There are reports the city has run out ambulances; further reports of fatalities include witnesses seeing bodies pulled from rubble on Hereford St.


23 posted on 02/21/2011 6:00:03 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Uncle Ike
In other words, some omniscient, omnipotent Mod...

I'm flattered...:-)

24 posted on 02/21/2011 6:02:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: SevenofNine

He sure gets around! :)


25 posted on 02/21/2011 6:05:06 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: LUV W

http://www.justin.tv/rockinroosters16#/w/891803408

Live feed from NZ, showing raw footage from Christchurch. (Feed is raw, chat can be raw as well, and there are random ads)


26 posted on 02/21/2011 6:08:09 PM PST by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: balch3
Prayers for the People of New Zealand, as they need to come back to GOD! Feb 16th, 2011 Christchurch New Zealand- Convention Center POPULAR FIGURE: A large crowd turned out at the Christchurch Town Hall last night to hear noted author, biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins...................However, it seemed shared by most of the capacity 2500 audience, who ensured Dawkins lived up to his billing as the "rock star of neo-atheism" as they cheered him on to the stage and gave him a standing ovation. ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: A Christian group offers a contrary view outside the venue
27 posted on 02/21/2011 6:08:43 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Dawkins was presented with a banana at the end of the show by Press editor Andrew Holden in recognition of Christchurch-born evangelist Ray Comfort’s YouTube video explaining God’s design by the perfection of a banana.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch/3438156/Stroke-of-luck-led-to-life-on-Earth


28 posted on 02/21/2011 6:10:29 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: SE Mom

It sounds as though rescue units and police are stretched to their limits. Prayers for the people of Christchurch.


29 posted on 02/21/2011 6:11:52 PM PST by VirginiaMom
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To: TaraP
Anyone up for some punting down the Avon? It is somewhat unaffected by random plate tectonics.


30 posted on 02/21/2011 6:12:32 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: All

http://www.3news.co.nz/Video/3NewsLiveStream/tabid/876/Default.aspx

Live streaming from Channel 3 NZ


31 posted on 02/21/2011 6:14:09 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: VirginiaMom
A large quake has struck Christchurch, with deaths confirmed and widespread destruction. Witnesses said there were buildings down all around Cathedral Square in the city, with the church destroyed. Police said two buses had been crushed by falling debris. The airport was closed after its tower had collapsed. Witnesses said there were reports of people being trapped in buildings across the city. Amber Armitage said people were wandering around central Christchurch trying to get out but all exits from the city were blocked. There was a strong smell of gas and clouds of dust.
32 posted on 02/21/2011 6:18:30 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: kingu

Thank you for this link...what an awful thing to happen! We have FReepers in New Zeeland.......are you?


33 posted on 02/21/2011 6:20:08 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: blondee123
liquifaction everywhere

What does "liquification" mean in this context?

ML/NJ

34 posted on 02/21/2011 6:22:54 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: LUV W

Yeah he does he just mess up the Phillipines


35 posted on 02/21/2011 6:31:45 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: LUV W

Yeah he does he just mess up the Phillipines


36 posted on 02/21/2011 6:31:56 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: ml/nj

Liquefaction is when the clay soil turns to a thick liquid solution, rather than a solid. That is what happened in the SF earthquake that caused so much damage. It’s like the ground just melts.


37 posted on 02/21/2011 6:46:43 PM PST by Eva
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To: SE Mom

Australian broadcasting is also streaming live without geographic restrictions.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/


38 posted on 02/21/2011 6:48:01 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

Thank you. I clicked on the link and all I’m getting is the dark blue screen..


39 posted on 02/21/2011 7:00:25 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TaraP

Wow! Thank you for posting that.


40 posted on 02/21/2011 8:29:56 PM PST by good old days (God bless Sarah Palin.)
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To: ml/nj
What does "liquification" mean in this context?

,,, I'm in New Zealand, but in the lower North Island, a long way from the disaster. I have the radio on listening to updates. I've heard in some suburbs people are stepping up on to the ground outside their front doors. Christchurch, west of the Port Hills is as flat as a pancake, so that gives an idea of how it is. There's holes in the road that cars can fit into. The central city though is more like its been shelled.

Here's a channel for updates... http://www.radiolive.co.nz

41 posted on 02/24/2011 2:54:04 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: TaraP

Christchurch Quake Map
5040 quakes; Shows every quake since Sept 4, one by one by one.
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

Is Christchurch headed for a volcanic eruption?
http://www.iceagenow.com/Is_Christchurch_headed_for_a_volcanic_eruption.htm

Engineer concurs - Christchurch could be
headed for volcanic eruption
Subduction-zone volcanoes never go extinct, only dormant
Includes cities of Timaru, Oamaru and Dunedin
http://www.iceagenow.com/Engineer_concurs-Christchurch_could_be_headed_for_volcanic_eruption.htm


42 posted on 02/24/2011 8:27:29 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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