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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote in news:Hbmgo.61196$N74.40309
@kovat.provo.novell.com:

> Scott Campbell wrote:
>
>> Though I haven't seen Mr. Taylor post anything...?

>
> Ah, he posted on facebook.


I did indeed, once power came back up. My wife and I got very lucky. I
only had one glass break! One little drinking glass! Just around the
corner from me, the sewer/ water main was gushing into their garage and
back yard 😞
I cannot thank the City www.ccc.govt.nz for their quick response enough.
They have done an outstanding job. People with no sewer service have been
delivered portapotties, and people who need water are getting it trucked
close by.
Everything needs to be boiled though. I expect that we will get a big
status update on the news tonight about going to work tomorrow etc.
I haven't felt any aftershocks for a few hours now 🙂

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

Dave Taylor wrote:

> I did indeed, once power came back up. My wife and I got very lucky.
> I only had one glass break! One little drinking glass!
> Just around
> the corner from me, the sewer/ water main was gushing into their
> garage and back yard 😞


Nice, we just had a vase break, and a couple of blocks over the Servo
has it's tanks lifted but 200mm+.

> I cannot thank the City www.ccc.govt.nz for their quick response
> enough. They have done an outstanding job.


Can't agree more.

> Everything needs to be boiled though. I expect that we will get a
> big status update on the news tonight about going to work tomorrow
> etc. I haven't felt any aftershocks for a few hours now 🙂


Yeah, fingers crossed.

Anyways, glad to hear you and your family managed to escape the worst
of it.

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

....and the aftershocks keep coming...

1000 homes without power, 38 streets without water. A credit to the
council and civil defence that they have achieved so much so quickly.

A few more roads closed, though several of them are shutdown so civil
works can get uninterrupted access to do repairs on arterial routes.

Had another nice one in the wee hours of the morning, 5.4 ...

It's kinda funny, on the geonet website they have the last *30*
quakes...

http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/recent_quakes.html

Over 30 in the last 24 hours...

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

On Mon, 06 Sep 2010 23:02:31 GMT
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote:

> ...and the aftershocks keep coming...
>
> 1000 homes without power, 38 streets without water. A credit to the
> council and civil defence that they have achieved so much so quickly.
>
> A few more roads closed, though several of them are shutdown so civil
> works can get uninterrupted access to do repairs on arterial routes.
>
> Had another nice one in the wee hours of the morning, 5.4 ...
>
> It's kinda funny, on the geonet website they have the last *30*
> quakes...
>
> http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/recent_quakes.html
>
> Over 30 in the last 24 hours...
>

Yes I see that, I get the geonet emails and old unknown fault as well
22Km long rupture and 16m horizontal movement YIKES!!

I guess everyone will be keeping away from brick buildings for awhile...

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

Had another big one, this time really close to the city...power went
off for a short while.
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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:26:15 GMT
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote:

> Had another big one, this time really close to the city...power went
> off for a short while.


~standin on shaky ground~

I see that, over by Lyttelton... how's the tunnel and the rocks on the
Port Hills?

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

malcolmlewis wrote:

> ~standin on shaky ground~
>
> I see that, over by Lyttelton... how's the tunnel and the rocks on the
> Port Hills?


Port Hills are covered in cloud, I haven't seen anything about closure
of the Tunnel (they did yesterday due to smoke).

Looks like the power outage was very localised to the south east part
of the city - which makes sense given its location.

We thought that it might be the 6.x that was expected to follow, sadly,
different place so we could still have another big one on the
way...<sigh> ... hopefully no-one was hurt with this one ...
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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:10:04 GMT
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote:

> malcolmlewis wrote:
>
> > ~standin on shaky ground~
> >
> > I see that, over by Lyttelton... how's the tunnel and the rocks on
> > the Port Hills?

>
> Port Hills are covered in cloud, I haven't seen anything about closure
> of the Tunnel (they did yesterday due to smoke).
>
> Looks like the power outage was very localised to the south east part
> of the city - which makes sense given its location.
>
> We thought that it might be the 6.x that was expected to follow,
> sadly, different place so we could still have another big one on the
> way...<sigh> ... hopefully no-one was hurt with this one ...

Yes, I see they still expect at least a 6.1 😞

Very true, but I guess everyone it taking a wide berth of any brick
structures these days as well...

How about you and your Family, doing OK? I guess your work is still
functioning...or have you relocated?

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

malcolmlewis wrote:

> Yes, I see they still expect at least a 6.1 😞


Yeah 😞

> Very true, but I guess everyone it taking a wide berth of any brick
> structures these days as well...


Unfortunately they had opened most of the city center and were
encouraging people to return to work if safe to get normality.

> How about you and your Family, doing OK? I guess your work is still
> functioning...or have you relocated?


I'm suprised, my partner is handling it exceptionally well. Even the
cats are getting used to it 🙂
The problem comes with broken sleep - didn't get woken last night by
any aftershocks (I'm a light sleeper), but didn't feel like I had a
proper sleep. People are getting a little frayed round the edges 😉

Work is running, administration, engineers and our freezer staff. We
were asked yesterday to shutdown the factory (which had been running 1
shift Sunday Monday and Tuesday) due to the strain that the waste water
was creating.
Thankfully that decision was made, I think it would have created issues
having all the factory staff onsite.
Work came off exceptionally well, I think that there was just a single
rack that collapsed in our drygoods store - any other damage was stock
falling / almost falling from racks in the freezers.

There is a nice photo of the Foodstuffs Warehouse out Papanui way which
shows that we were extremely lucky / that our racking system was well
designed / secure.
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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:36:56 GMT
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote:
> There is a nice photo of the Foodstuffs Warehouse out Papanui way
> which shows that we were extremely lucky / that our racking system
> was well designed / secure.


This one?
http://file2.stuff.co.nz/1283783982/452/4102452.jpg

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

malcolmlewis wrote:

> On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:36:56 GMT
> This one?
> http://file2.stuff.co.nz/1283783982/452/4102452.jpg


Looks like the same warehouse but a different photo - I recall
lamenting at the bottled water amoungst the ruins 🙂

Had quite a few more sharp shocks, the few staff that were onsite were
told that they can leave when they want...

5th day and it ain't no fun no more 🙂

The psychologically scary part is all the different locations of the
earthquakes around the city...
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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

Yay, boil water notice has been lifted!

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/newsmedia/mediareleases/2010/2010090889.aspx

Wahoo! State of Emergency extended for 7 more days but on the plus
side it appears that this mornings shocks didn't kill anyone!
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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

On Wed, 08 Sep 2010 06:52:03 GMT, "Scott Campbell"
<potato@potato.potato> wrote:
> Yay, boil water notice has been lifted!


Wow. Already? With all the aftershocks i'm surprised morw water lines
aren't broken.

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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

Many injuries?


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Re: Oh ow! Mag. 7.4 earthquake, Canterbury region, New Zealand

Adam Gabriel wrote:

> Wow. Already? With all the aftershocks i'm surprised morw water lines
> aren't broken.


They do keep breaking, more leaks are appearing after each significant
shock but they are getting them down.

Given that they have managed to restore pressure to the system my
understanding is it becomes highly unlikely that you'll get back flow
in to the water supply contaminating it.
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