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Magnitude 7.4 quake hits New Zealand (4 MILES from Christchurch!)
National Post ^ | 09/03/2010 | Ron Nurwisah

Posted on 09/03/2010 10:10:48 AM PDT by Pyro7480

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 has hit near the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Christchurch is the second-largest city in New Zealand and has a population of about 380,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; newzealand
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To: sarah fan UK

GOOD FOR YOU!

That’s one of the things i’d long admired about Aussies and Qiwi’s

. . . what I construed to be a rather fierce CAN DO attitude and independence.

Seems like most of that has been seduced into sucking up to the globalist trough . . . or having succumed to a globalist Vulcan mind-meld.

Sheesh.


51 posted on 09/04/2010 8:49:47 AM PDT by Quix (C THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Quix

I have thought for many years that God “rescued” me from NZ

I just couldnt say it before...

Who would have believed it ???


52 posted on 09/04/2010 9:37:22 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Pyro7480

My Wife and I have good friends also not too far from Christchurch. She’s been trying to see if he’s up on Facebook, but nothing so far. And a phonecall she made also didn’t go through. I hope He and his Family are alright............


53 posted on 09/04/2010 9:53:39 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Very understandable.


54 posted on 09/04/2010 9:56:14 AM PDT by Quix (C THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: All

http://tvnz.co.nz/news-video


55 posted on 09/04/2010 10:32:12 AM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Fred Nerks; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
 
Catastrophism
 
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56 posted on 09/04/2010 4:56:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Do you know where Ashburton is in relation to Christchurch?


57 posted on 09/04/2010 8:09:12 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Tennessee Nana

Just saw it’s just a little southwest of Christchurch in between the strong and very strong zone. My friend’s two kids and their families live there.


58 posted on 09/04/2010 8:14:11 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SunkenCiv

Christchurch is a gorgeous city with many charming & quaint buildings - many beautifully restored or maintained. Magnificent vegetation & impeccably groomed gardens. It is my fav city in entire NZ. Thankfully, there was no loss of life.

Noteworthy is perhaps the number of significant earthquakes in 2010 around the world. For example, Haiti in January to start with, and then Chile, Mexico, California, Indonesia, NZ... Which country will be next? Planet Earth feeling jittery?!


59 posted on 09/05/2010 6:34:43 AM PDT by odds
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To: Tennessee Nana

Thank you, Lord that no one was killed in spite of this earthquake. Looking at this from a distance I do not think it is just a random coincidence that this quake happened at “ChristChurch” and that none perished. I think this is the heart of our Father in Heaven that none should perish. And even in His Church there is a tremendous shaking going on to awaken and prepare the bride... tearing down structures that get in the way of what He desires to rebuild on a solid foundation. Watch a flood of Truth and Grace flow through this city.


60 posted on 09/05/2010 7:43:12 AM PDT by jer33 3
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hope your family in NZ is well.


61 posted on 09/05/2010 8:55:55 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Pyro7480; SunkenCiv

New Zealand earthquake rips a new fault line across the world... moving one side of the earth 11ft to the right

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1309194/New-Zealand-earthquake-rips-new-fault-line-world—moving-earth-11ft-right.html


62 posted on 09/05/2010 8:58:58 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Nice job, NZ! :’)


63 posted on 09/05/2010 10:12:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Quix

bttt


64 posted on 09/06/2010 11:18:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

THX THX.


65 posted on 09/06/2010 11:35:15 AM PDT by Quix (C Bosses plans: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: odds

Thanks odds.


66 posted on 09/06/2010 4:17:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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67 posted on 09/06/2010 5:53:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Quix

Here are more dramatic quake photos:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1309194/New-Zealand-earthquake-moves-Earths-surface-11ft-right.html

Two tectonic plates colliding! WOW!


68 posted on 09/06/2010 8:50:58 PM PDT by Palladin (Remember Lepanto--Sink the Mosque!)
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To: Tennessee Nana; sarah fan UK
TN

New Zealanders dont tend to have much patriotic fight in them...

Guess I'm only thankful I don't share your view.

When I went there in 1978 it was about 20 years behind times and ignorant of what was going on in the world...

New Zealanders are apparently the first or second most-traveled people in the world per capita.

A TV in every lounge.... gives most people a good world view I think- even those in your own country.... or maybe not, as I think many Americans have no perception of the greater world outside their own country, which, to a degree, I think, is understandable, considering the size of the US, and how that most news there would be US-centric. Guess that's why Hollywood movies put "London, England" and "Rome, Italy" etc for titles in films instead of "London" and "Rome" that anyone outside of the US would understand.

Personally I never felt any need or desire to listen to Helen Clark in person when she was PM, even at the 150th year celebrations. Would you listen to Obama in person? Perhaps you would. Sounds to me like your family are all lefties.

BTW In Dec 2000 many people in NZ were pulling for Algore to win...including members of my own family...

Ah, they are.

She said something and I commented..(as an American feels free to do) My sister shushed me and told me that I couldnt give my opinions in public..

I have no restrictions giving my opinion in public. I notice that the Maoris next to you at the time - would giggle and laugh hysterically...She repeated it several times and she had to have heard their response... had no problems giving their views.

The Maori I learnt in school was not the Maori she was speaking.

Were you raised on the East Coast?

My school years would have been contemporary to yours but I do not recall any Maori being offered as a language to learn at that time.

sfUK

It isn’t the country I grew up in and frankly it is lost for good.

Not a chance.

All the world has changed since our childhoods, and, I would surmise, no country for the better- not the US, not the UK. The best good change in NZ, in the political sense in recent times, was Labour being removed from power at the election in 2008. Good also to see that this change was replicated in the UK, but a shame that the Aussies don't appear to have replaced their socialist government.

Three more years of hard Labor for them it seems.

Contrary to your experience, in my workplace, I have not met one person who has expressed any exuberance for Obama. Thinking about it, I have not met anybody anywhere in NZ who has said anything positive about Obama at all. Totally different experience to your own.

Glad to hear you still like to visit your birthplace.

69 posted on 09/07/2010 5:14:41 AM PDT by gungadin
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To: gungadin; sarah fan UK

A TV in every lounge....
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Not until about 1980and even then TVs cost too much..

I was 11 before I saw part of a Rugby game at an uncles house in CHCH and then 17 before I had access to continual TV

My parents had TV just before I went down there in 1978

Black and white cost $NZ800 and colored cost $NZ1500 at that time..

There was only 4 TV channels TV1=Wellington TV2=Auckland TV3= Christchurch TV4=Dunedin..

Before that the transmisssion didnt reach..

In my town they had TV earlier because they built their own repeater station on a hill so they could receive the image etc from CHCH..

but before that it was easier to get Australia 2000 miles away than CHCH only 200 ..although only flickering shadows with no sound..

The world view came from CNN only for many years..

Maybe you need to go back and read where we were invited guests to hear the PM because we were descendants of the people being honored, and not because we were politically in tune with the NZ govt of that time, 2000.

My appreciation for my ancestors trip to New Zealand far surpassed any modern day socio-political ideology

Since my familiar experience in New Zealand reaches back 160 years, my world view may not be as clouded by Kumbyah of more recent years as yours appears to be...

Whereas your interactions appear to be confined to your water dispenser, I spoke to people in the street, stores, libraries, museums etc..

Maybe the common people on the street outside New World are not as rosy glassed toffee nosed as their “betters” in your intellectual acquantaince...

And yes, we were taught Maori, and poi and stick dances and canoe dances..

Didnt you have the advantage of learning the culture of your own country where you went to school ???


70 posted on 09/07/2010 5:46:36 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: gungadin

Amazing kid, I went back and look what I found 2 years ago...

My post #16 in that thread...

To: blam

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Helen clark is a Socialist ijit...

The current NZ flag is too full of history to change it now...

Wished now I had given in to the childish instinct of wanting to push helen Clark into the drink when she spoke at Lyttleton Harbour during the First Four Ships big doings in 2000...

The Maoris snickered every time she mispronounced that word...who told her that f*** was a Maori word anyway?

LOL

16 posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007 10:59:02 PM by Tennessee Nana
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And then in Post #45 you acknowledged my comment and said to me...

“Tennessee Nana

Helen clark is a Socialist ijit...

The US Congress is Socialist controlled. It is quite on the cards that a Socialist/Communist will be the next US President, though of course not for the first time. But, we hope not. This person has publicly stated she will re-appropriate wealth if elected, like a good Communist does..... “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1904644/posts?page=45#45

So there was no way you could not have known that I was not the “leftie” that you accused me of being...

Kid you lost all credibility with me...


71 posted on 09/07/2010 6:25:03 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: gungadin; Tennessee Nana

“Glad to hear you still like to visit your birthplace”.

I do and always will. I may even return permanently if they get rid of the crappy voting system and stop being pathetic and righteous about nuclear power and weapons.

Electing Keys is step in the right direction.


72 posted on 09/07/2010 7:28:51 AM PDT by sarah fan UK
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To: Tennessee Nana
Whoa- hope I haven't struck a nerve here TN.

Maybe you need to go back and read where we were invited guests to hear the PM ..

I checked back, but can see nowhere that you were stated to be invited guests.

Since my familiar experience in New Zealand reaches back 160 years, my world view may not be as clouded by Kumbyah of more recent years as yours appears to be...

Without wishing to embarrass you, but as you raise the point, my ancestors arrived in NZ firstly in 1839, before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and predating your own forebears landings.

Whereas your interactions appear to be confined to your water dispenser, I spoke to people in the street, stores, libraries, museums etc..

Maybe the common people on the street outside New World are not as rosy glassed toffee nosed as their “betters” in your intellectual acquantaince...

Sad you make such assumptions on myself. But I forgive you :)

I wasn't taught at school any of the Maori things you mentioned, and no, I don't feel less educated for it. One or two songs and that was it.

Now, as for your second post above to me, I find what you are trying to say somewhat confusing. You will note if you read back that I didn't call you a leftie, only your family. And that conclusion is clear from your own comments. So I am a little puzzled as to your reaction there and the reference to an old post in which I was referring to Hillary Clinton who indeed made the comment "We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

Kid? Thanks Nana :)

Take care.

73 posted on 09/08/2010 12:34:34 AM PDT by gungadin
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To: Pyro7480

http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/


74 posted on 09/08/2010 12:53:37 AM PDT by gungadin
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To: null and void; rintense; ErnBatavia
,,, just for the record, the radio channel to hit for NZL news is...

http://www.radiolive.co.nz

On the right is a button that says "click to listen". This channel is a talkback one that's pretty much up to it. I listen to it at nights on the long drive home.

Thanks for getting in touch!


75 posted on 09/09/2010 4:04:13 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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