Skip to comments.Live updates: Christchurch quake (New Zealand 6.3 Fatalities Reported)
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 ...
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...)
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.
power out to 80% of population.
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.
live stream from NZ
It means there was an earthquake and someone died...Some of you are a little slow, but it's nothing to be embarrassed about.
It’s bad there, they need our prayers for sure..
Can we have a report from a reliable source?
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?
It’s “for the children...” (ours at FR)
Another live feed from Australia: http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/b6247.htm
I am watching it now.
Looks like some bad building collapses.
Prayers for the Bro’s in NZ and for my niece who is living in Christchurch!
How many stories in the building?
A flame fight was starting on the old thread.
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.
Is a live stream of New Zealand TV3 via Australian Broadcasting reliable?
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