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  • 5.7 followed by 6.3 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

    Power off in some eastern suburbs. Schools evacuated. Red zone evacuated before the 6.0. Reports of some injuries.

    I was driving when the 6.0 hit and had to stop til it passed. The earthquakes were centred towards the sea in the eastern suburbs.
    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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    Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/new...k-Christchurch

    The magnitude 5.5 quake struck at 1pm, 10 kilometres east of Christchurch at Taylor's Mistake beach, at a depth of 11 kilometres, and sent people scrambling for cover.

    The magnitude 6.0 quake followed at 2.20pm and was centred 10 kilometres southeast of the city, at a depth of 9km.

    Six people were taken to hospital with moderate injuries after the 1pm quake. People were crying in the streets after the second quake.
    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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    • #3
      Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

      Source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usc000466f.php

      Magnitude 6.0 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
      2011 June 13 02:20:50 UTC

      Earthquake Details

      * This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

      Magnitude 6.0
      Date-Time

      * Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 UTC
      * Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 PM at epicenter
      * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

      Location 43.580°S, 172.740°E
      Depth 9 km (5.6 miles)
      Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
      Distances 13 km (8 miles) NNE of Christchurch, New Zealand
      207 km (128 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
      292 km (181 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
      323 km (200 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand
      Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
      Parameters NST= 74, Nph= 74, Dmin=17.8 km, Rmss=1.4 sec, Gp= 86°,
      M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
      Source

      * Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

      Event ID usc000466f

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      • #4
        Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

        Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...753ef60f2b4976

        Strong quakes again rock damaged New Zealand city
        (AP) – 1 hour ago

        WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A series of earthquakes shook the quake-weary New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday, collapsing at least one building and briefly trapping two people inside a damaged church.

        Power was cut to about 10,000 homes in the city's eastern suburbs and dust billowed from the cordoned-off inner city devastated in February's major earthquake.

        People fled buildings in panic when a 5.2-magnitude quake struck during lunchtime; just over an hour later, a 6.0 was recorded, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Six people have been taken to hospitals with minor injuries from falling debris, an ambulance service said...

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        • #5
          Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

          Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK110...ristchurch.htm

          Power outage in eastern Christchurch
          Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:20 pm
          Press Release: Orion New Zealand Limited

          Power outage in eastern Christchurch

          Power was cut to approximately 56,000 customers in Christchurch (just over 25% of our customers) following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake at 2.20pm.

          Areas affected include Spreydon, Sumner, Redcliffs, Heathcote, New Brighton, Dallington, Fendalton and St Albans.

          Our teams are working to restore power as soon as possible, however access to some areas is difficult due to heavy traffic on the roads.

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            Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

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            Two more earthquakes hit New Zealand

            A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck southern New Zealand.....
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            Monday, June 13, 2011 12:44 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_16.html

            NZ quakes leave at least 6 injured

            A series of strong earthquakes have hit New Zealand's South Island, leaving at least 6 people injured and about 54,000 households without power.......

            Monday, June 13, 2011 14:47 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_18.html

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            • #7
              Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

              There are some photos and videos at this link:

              http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/powe...-quake-4223992
              Christchurch hit by two major aftershocks
              updated 17:02

              Published: 1:07PM Monday June 13, 2011 Source: ONE News
              Never forget Excalibur.
              “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed
              Avatar: Franz Marc, Liegender Hund im Schnee 1911 (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)

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              • #8
                Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

                I have heard from both Sally and JC Roehl. They are fine.

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                • #9
                  Re: 5.5 followed by 6.0 Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand

                  Wonderful to hear Sally and Roehl and their families are fine.

                  From: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/new...uake-strengths

                  LATEST: GNS Science has upgraded the strength of yesterday's earthquakes.

                  The largest earthquake has been upgraded to magnitude 6.3, with a shallower depth of 6km.

                  The 2.20pm quake was originally analysed as 6.0 in magnitude at a depth of 9km.

                  The 1.01pm tremor has also been upgraded to 5.7, and was at a depth of 10km - not 11km - new GNS figures show.

                  ....
                  There is a boil water notice in effect.
                  “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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