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  • Powerful earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city - Christchurch - September 2010 - January 2011

    Link for February 22 2011 Earthquake http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=162226

    Powerful earthquake hits New Zealand’s second largest city



    [Source. Thaindian, View Original Article. Sept/03/10.]

    NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) — A massive 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand’s second largest earthquake on early Saturday morning, seismologists said. The 7.4-magnitude earthquake at 4.35 a.m. local time was centered 4 miles (6 kilometers) south-southeast from Christchurch.
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    Last edited by Sally Furniss; March 27, 2011, 02:36 PM. Reason: added link to Christchurch February 22 quake

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    MSNBC ALERT : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38993181...s-asiapacific/

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      Magnitude 7.2 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND (USGS, 9/03/10)


      [Source: USGS, full page: <cite cite="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010atbj.php">Magnitude 7.2 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND</cite>. Edited.]

      Magnitude 7.2 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

      2010 September 03 16:35:44 UTC
      • Magnitude 7.2
      • Date-Time * Friday, September 03, 2010 at 16:35:44 UTC* Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 04:35:44 AM at epicenter
      • Location 43.332įS, 172.438įE
      • Depth 16.1 km (10.0 miles) (poorly constrained)
      • Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
      • Distances
        • 30 km (20 miles) NW of Christchurch, New Zealand
        • 190 km (115 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
        • 295 km (185 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
        • 320 km (200 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand
      • Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16.5 km (10.3 miles); depth +/- 64.6 km (40.1 miles)
      • Parameters NST= 37, Nph= 37, Dmin=136 km, Rmss=1.43 sec, Gp=101į,M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
      • Source * USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
      • Event ID us2010atbj


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        NZ GEONET Report: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/latest.html

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          CNN International report: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/as...JV4i&wom=false

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            The quake was at a depth of 33km.

            A Timaru resident told NZPA he was awakened by the shaking. His house was groaning and a bedside lamp crashed off its table.

            Radio New Zealand said listeners were reporting particularly strong effects in Christchurch, with one saying his house "turned upside down" with crockery breaking.

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            http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10671049
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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              Timaru Herald Report: http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald...s-South-Island

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                It was felt widely across the South Island, including Christchurch and Timaru, and there have also been reports of the quake being felt as far as Wellington. Several aftershocks have been felt.

                Colleen Simpson said everyone was out in the street in their pyjamas looking scared and worried. There was no power and the mobile network was failing.

                "Oh my God. There is a row of shops completely demolished right in front of me," she said.
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                http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4094...s-South-Island
                Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                  Re: Powerful earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city

                  Thank you to Giuseppe for contacting me about this.

                  I have spoken briefly to Sally Furniss, who is Vice President of FluTrackers and lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

                  She and her family are fine.

                  She has also received a message from Kiwibird who also reports that she and her family are fine.


                  There is apparently a lot of damage.

                  The power is out.

                  The safety of the bridges is not clear.

                  Many things in Sally's house fell of the shelves.

                  I am calling her back on a hard phone line to get more information.

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                    Re: Powerful earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city - Christchurch

                    I just spoke to Sally again. She told me:

                    1) There is no running water.

                    2) Everyone is communicating via text messages on the cell phone system that is still working. One system is down.

                    3) There are many rumours that she can not verify.

                    4) There was a tsunami warning so friends of hers that live on the beach came to her house.

                    5) Some roads are buckled in Christchurch.

                    6) Her house is fine structurally but the inside is "a wreck".

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                      Re: Powerful earthquake hits New Zealand’s second largest city - Christchurch

                      It's a huge relief that Sally, Kiwi and their families are OK. Thanks for letting us know. They should also know that our thoughts were immediately with them.
                      The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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                        Re: Powerful earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city - Christchurch

                        While the information Sharon Sanders are collecting from our New Zealand Members are somewhat reassuring, the scope and magnitude of damages caused by this earthquake are far for being complete: the only hope is obviously that the number of people injured or killed will be small.

                        An warm hug to all of our Members and their families, friends, neighbors that are passing through this stressing experience.

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                          Re: Powerful earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city - Christchurch

                          Widespread damage reported after major earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city


                          [Source: Thaindian, View Original Article. 9/03/10.]

                          NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) ó A powerful earthquake rocked New Zealandís second largest city on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, and widespread damage is being reported. The 7.4-magnitude earthquake at 4.35 a.m. local time (1635 GMT Friday) was centered 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest from Christchurch, the countryís second-largest city. It struck about 33 kilometers [...]
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                            Red Baron at Timebomb2000

                            Live reports from Radio New Zealand

                            http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/live/...l/adaptive.asx
                            Last edited by mixin; September 3, 2010, 02:20 PM. Reason: Fixed link
                            The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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                              Re: Powerful earthquake hits New Zealandís second largest city - Christchurch

                              Strong quake hits near Christchurch (Radio New Zealand, 9/03/10)


                              [Source: Radio New Zealand, for the full text follow this link: <cite cite="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/55956/strong-quake-hits-near-christchurch">Radio New Zealand : News : National : Strong quake hits near Christchurch</cite>. Extract, edited.]

                              Strong quake hits near Christchurch

                              Updated 4 minutes ago


                              A strong earthquake of 7.4 magnitude has struck 30 kilometres west of Christchurch, causing extensive damage to buildings and roads and cutting power to large areas.

                              The quake occurred at 4.35am at a depth of 33 kilometres.

                              There have been several aftershocks; the first of magnitude 4.6, the second of magnitude 3.9 and the third magnitude 4.3.

                              Lines company Orion says power is off and from the Rakaia River south of Christchurch, through to the Waimakariri River in the north.

                              Power is also cut across the Canterbury plains through to the foothills of the Southern Alps.

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