Skip to comments.6.3 Earthquake Rocks Christchurch, New Zealand....
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.
maybe they should have thought twice about legalizing homosexaul marriage.
That aint a real deep quake
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.
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.
I’m not sure I would recommend putting filing cabinets atop desks in such a “vibrant” place. Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.
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
“the Mods pulled it for some reason. “
And I quote: “Pulled on 02/21/2011 5:23:22 PM PST by Admin Moderator, reason:
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....
Oh for Pete’s sake.
Oh well- sometimes mods just have an off day..
..now hearing multiple fatalities in Christchurch.
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
That as a result of today’s quake? Glad it didn’t fall on anybody on the street below.
Thanks for posting!
Please keep updating as necessary...
‘Multiple fatalities in Christchurch quake February 22, 2011 - 12:29PM
New Zealand media are reporting multiple fatalities from the Christchurch earthquake.
I’m guessing that picture is from today, though?
Godzilla is partying in New Zealand????
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.
I know someone and his wife from Brazil who are working within miles of that place.
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.
He sure gets around! :)
Live feed from NZ, showing raw footage from Christchurch. (Feed is raw, chat can be raw as well, and there are random ads)
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.
It sounds as though rescue units and police are stretched to their limits. Prayers for the people of Christchurch.
Live streaming from Channel 3 NZ
Thank you for this link...what an awful thing to happen! We have FReepers in New Zeeland.......are you?
What does "liquification" mean in this context?
Yeah he does he just mess up the Phillipines
Yeah he does he just mess up the Phillipines
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.
Australian broadcasting is also streaming live without geographic restrictions.
Thank you. I clicked on the link and all I’m getting is the dark blue screen..
Wow! Thank you for posting that.
,,, 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
Christchurch Quake Map
5040 quakes; Shows every quake since Sept 4, one by one by one.
Is Christchurch headed for a volcanic eruption?
Engineer concurs - Christchurch could be
headed for volcanic eruption
Subduction-zone volcanoes never go extinct, only dormant
Includes cities of Timaru, Oamaru and Dunedin
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