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Live updates: Christchurch quake (New Zealand 6.3 Fatalities Reported)
TVNZ ^ | 2/22/2011 | TVNZ

Posted on 02/21/2011 6:15:03 PM PST by Nextrush

2:59 pm Civil Defense HQ in Wellington is on level 3-its highest level fo a domestic incident. They are struggling to reach staff in Christchurch.

2:58 pm NZTA confirms tht all its staff, including those at the Lyttleton Tunnel, are safe.

2:54 pm All AM radio frequencies are out in Christchurch. Newstalk ZB is broadcasting on....

(Excerpt) Read more at tvnz.co.nz ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christchurch; christchurchquake; earthquake; newzealand
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1 posted on 02/21/2011 6:15:06 PM PST by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

What is 6.3 fatalities? I thought you were dead or alive.


2 posted on 02/21/2011 6:20:45 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I feel like I’m .3 dead right now!


3 posted on 02/21/2011 6:21:48 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Nextrush

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“ Extensive damage to Christchurch Cathedral is seen after today’s 6.3 magnitude quake - Source: Twitter “
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The 6.3 is magnitude quake.

Perhaps the Moderator can change the title.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 6:21:48 PM PST by credo 2
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Magnitude 6.3 with fatalities reported to police from buildings collapsing onto buses.


5 posted on 02/21/2011 6:22:59 PM PST by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Nextrush

We had a thread going earlier (that got derailed somehow) with lots of photos of downtown Christchurch. This is going to be bad.


6 posted on 02/21/2011 6:29:04 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error)
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To: Nextrush
Earthquake Map

Recent Earthquake News Headlines

7 posted on 02/21/2011 6:29:42 PM PST by esarlls3
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To: Nextrush

Sending prayers.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 6:31:05 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping. Let’s try this again. I pinged you to the earlier thread but it got pulled.


9 posted on 02/21/2011 6:32:11 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error)
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To: Nextrush
>img src="http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/news2011/christchurch/smoke_2202_2.jpg">

Visions of 9/11. Two buses crushed from falling buildings. Prayers.

10 posted on 02/21/2011 6:36:56 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

11 posted on 02/21/2011 6:38:10 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Beat me to it.


12 posted on 02/21/2011 6:41:21 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: rdl6989

Prayers definitely up. Christchurch is one of nicest cities I have ever visited. God bless all those in need right now


13 posted on 02/21/2011 6:41:36 PM PST by Shark24
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To: bgill

14 posted on 02/21/2011 6:42:09 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: shaggy eel

You ok my friend?


15 posted on 02/21/2011 6:43:04 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: John W
(New Zealand 6.3 Fatalities Reported)

6.3 fatalities? That's not bad. Assuming that the .3 fatality was some kinda midget, yes?

16 posted on 02/21/2011 6:44:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rintense

BreakingNews18 minutes agoReport: As many as 200 trapped in Christchurch building - 3news.co.nz http://bit.ly/eOxZxT


17 posted on 02/21/2011 6:44:14 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: aliquando; MIchaelTArchangel

Beat me to it
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Yeah, me too....but these are getting noticed and commented on earlier.

Remember..

Punctuation can be your friend.


18 posted on 02/21/2011 6:48:22 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits")
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To: SE Mom

Prayers for our FRiends in NZ!


19 posted on 02/21/2011 6:48:45 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: SE Mom

May God be with them all, including the rescuers.


20 posted on 02/21/2011 6:56:02 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: rdl6989

Thanks rdl6989.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 6:57:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
What is 6.3 fatalities? I thought you were dead or alive.

Headline is a little flaky (typical these days, I guess). The tremor was 6.3 on the Richter scale, and evidently there were some fatalities (which I had not known before now...)

the infowarrior

22 posted on 02/21/2011 6:57:56 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: SE Mom

It’s the Pyne Gould Corporation building that collapsed. The entire building pancaked flat.

There is live TV coverage of rescues, but it doesn’t look like many people will have survived below the top floor.


23 posted on 02/21/2011 6:59:46 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: John W

power out to 80% of population.


24 posted on 02/21/2011 7:00:10 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: xrmusn

When 80% of a major city is without power, and their beautiful cathedral is probably a total loss, and lives have been lost, can we have a little compassion on this thread, and imagine a comma, dash or semi-colon in the title.

A 6.3 earthquake with fatalities is pretty easy to understand.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 7:00:33 PM PST by maica ( It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.)
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To: Nextrush
Live news feed HERE, courtesy of my Kiwi friend in Japan I'm Skyping with.
26 posted on 02/21/2011 7:00:36 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Nextrush

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

live stream from NZ


27 posted on 02/21/2011 7:01:02 PM PST by tutstar
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
What is 6.3 fatalities? I thought you were dead or alive.

It means there was an earthquake and someone died...Some of you are a little slow, but it's nothing to be embarrassed about.

28 posted on 02/21/2011 7:05:59 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rintense

It’s bad there, they need our prayers for sure..


29 posted on 02/21/2011 7:08:27 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: shaggy eel

Can we have a report from a reliable source?


30 posted on 02/21/2011 7:11:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: rdl6989; Admin Moderator
...We had a thread going earlier (that got derailed somehow) with lots of photos of downtown Christchurch...

Yeah, WTF happened to that one? I spent a lot of time and effort finding photos and posting them. Went to dinner and came back to see it was pulled with the (non)explanation of "jerkathon".

WTF Admin Moderator? If there were people being @sses, why not just pull their posts rather than the entire thread?

31 posted on 02/21/2011 7:11:48 PM PST by FReepaholic (WTF?)
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To: maica

It’s “for the children...” (ours at FR)


32 posted on 02/21/2011 7:14:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: tutstar

Another live feed from Australia: http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/b6247.htm


33 posted on 02/21/2011 7:25:08 PM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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To: tutstar

Thank You.

I am watching it now.

Looks like some bad building collapses.


34 posted on 02/21/2011 7:27:54 PM PST by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Nextrush

Prayers for the Bro’s in NZ and for my niece who is living in Christchurch!

Mel


35 posted on 02/21/2011 7:29:56 PM PST by melsec
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To: MediaMole

How many stories in the building?


36 posted on 02/21/2011 7:30:05 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: tutstar

Thanks


37 posted on 02/21/2011 7:32:09 PM PST by united1000
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To: FReepaholic

A flame fight was starting on the old thread.


38 posted on 02/21/2011 7:37:21 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error)
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To: little jeremiah

The local TV news says 4 stories. They are running video of ongoing rescues of people in the wreckage.

A doctor who was interviewed said the CTV building is worse.

Australian Broadcasting is showing a simulcast of the New Zealand TV broadcast without geographic restrictions.

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


39 posted on 02/21/2011 7:37:57 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: editor-surveyor

Is a live stream of New Zealand TV3 via Australian Broadcasting reliable?

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


40 posted on 02/21/2011 7:39:02 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: editor-surveyor
According to Wikipedia (not always reliable) there may be upwards of 30 fatalities.

There have been some larger earthquakes in the vicinity lately: a 7.8 quake in July 2009 and a 7.1 quake in 2010.

I remember that one of the quakes caused damage to classical artifacts at a university on the south island, I think the one in Christchurch, but I don't remember if it was the 2009 quake or the 2010 quake.

41 posted on 02/21/2011 7:46:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: MediaMole

80% of Christchurch has no power.


42 posted on 02/21/2011 7:47:41 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: esarlls3; ExTexasRedhead; blackie; Candor7; Nachum; LucyT
They've since had 5.5 and 5.6 quakes.

Earthquake datea imported from USGS feed

43 posted on 02/21/2011 7:57:03 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Nextrush
Looks like the whole western edge of the pacific plate is experiencing a lot of activity.


44 posted on 02/21/2011 7:58:58 PM PST by Errant
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To: little jeremiah

One, now.


45 posted on 02/21/2011 7:59:39 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 762 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: rdl6989
A flame fight was starting on the old thread.

An abundance of authorities on the topic (when they should be praying for the victims and families of victims of the quakes)?

46 posted on 02/21/2011 7:59:39 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Prayers up for you Kiwis.


47 posted on 02/21/2011 8:01:18 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: strategist; TaraP

bumping for later


48 posted on 02/21/2011 8:03:55 PM PST by Netizen
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To: dragnet2

I would have to think that was more than a 6.3 quake.


49 posted on 02/21/2011 8:06:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Netizen

Prayers up!


50 posted on 02/21/2011 8:07:12 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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