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Topic # 67588 4-Sep-2010 04:49 Send private message

Wondering where is was? Nothing from GeoNet yet.

Man it lasted over a minute and there are still aftershocks every minute of less being felt here in Ashburton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  Reply # 376417 4-Sep-2010 04:54 Send private message

Jeeper's creepers I'm still shaking after that! Power/net is down, house is wrecked, broken glass everywhere, it even broke my BA but left the misses BSC alone, Grr.

More after shocks happening!

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  Reply # 376418 4-Sep-2010 05:01 Send private message

Yep - felt strong in Dunedin but nothing fell off walls. When they come you just have to wait until they decide to stop....




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  Reply # 376419 4-Sep-2010 05:03 Send private message

Quake Details

Information about this earthquake:
Reference Number 3366146/G
Universal Time September 3 2010 at 16:35
NZ Standard Time Saturday, September 4 2010 at 4:35 am
Latitude, Longitude 43.54?S, 172.23?E
Focal Depth 33 km
Richter magnitude 7.4
Region Canterbury
Location

* 10 km south-east of Darfield
* 20 km east of Coalgate
* 30 km west of Christchurch


That would explain the size of it. Still big aftershocks being felt - 3 that have caused a some actual shaking so far, and small ones rattling glass doors about every minute.

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  Reply # 376420 4-Sep-2010 05:04 Send private message

Felt in Wellington too.

What's a BA/BSC Kingjj? Where are you? Hope you're OK.

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  Reply # 376421 4-Sep-2010 05:05 Send private message

That one sure woke me in Dunedin.

USGS details:
 

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 43.332°S, 172.438°E

Depth 16.1 km (10.0 miles) (poorly constrained)

Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

Distances 30 km (19 miles) NW (323°) from Christchurch, New Zealand

186 km (116 miles) SSE (160°) from Westport, New Zealand

298 km (186 miles) SW (219°) from WELLINGTON, 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=101°,

M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7

Source U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:

World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

 

Event ID us2010atbj





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  Reply # 376422 4-Sep-2010 05:14 Send private message

I've got a few more things to earth-quake proof in my house!
Hope nobody was hurt.

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Reply # 376423 4-Sep-2010 05:27 Send private message

Holy cow chch here that was some freaky stuff 

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  Reply # 376424 4-Sep-2010 05:36 Send private message

scottjpalmer: Felt in Wellington too.

What's a BA/BSC Kingjj? Where are you? Hope you're OK.


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, it was a very sarcastic/picky earthquake! Located in Fendalton, Christchurch, all ok.

Have heard from friends that live in Peagus, their roads are ripped up, houses cracked etc. Other friends have lost TV's and glassware etc. Parts of Chch have power, southwest mainly, northwest and northeast are out.

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  Reply # 376426 4-Sep-2010 05:51 Send private message

check out the press website some crazy stories coming out

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  Reply # 376427 4-Sep-2010 05:56 Send private message

kingjj:
scottjpalmer: Felt in Wellington too.

What's a BA/BSC Kingjj? Where are you? Hope you're OK.


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, it was a very sarcastic/picky earthquake! Located in Fendalton, Christchurch, all ok.

Have heard from friends that live in Peagus, their roads are ripped up, houses cracked etc. Other friends have lost TV's and glassware etc. Parts of Chch have power, southwest mainly, northwest and northeast are out.



NOOOO I have a rental property in Pegasus ...

Just spoke with my parents in Kaiapoi just north of Christchurch and they have cracked roads outside and sewage running downing the road,

My Sister is also reporting downed power poles , cracked roads and the Front of a Harcourt's building in the main drag collapsed into the street and just a lot of smashed glass in buildings.




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  Reply # 376428 4-Sep-2010 05:57 Send private message

Hope you guys are all ok down there. Not much news as yet.




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  Reply # 376429 4-Sep-2010 06:58 Send private message

Some good pics here

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  Reply # 376431 4-Sep-2010 07:16 Send private message

I just heard of it and it scared the willies out of me and I'm not even there... :/ I hope you're all alright... BBC reported that there's a risk of a tsunami as well... :(

edit: can anyone from the region keep us posted in any way if possible... the bloody BBC is not very informative and it usually takes 3news a whole century to update the news page...

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  Reply # 376433 4-Sep-2010 07:16 Send private message

I was right beside the city centre, buildings knocked down, alarms going off, and I am flippin' sick of the aftershocks, tethered to my phone via 2? since Vodafone's going dodgy.

Good thing though, no damage at work apart from my computer screen shooting to the other side of the desk and my computer was toppled over, servers all good though, thank god!




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  Reply # 376434 4-Sep-2010 07:26 Send private message

i was wide awake at 4.30AM in lyall bay. i did not feel the earthquake and now i am at the wellington airport. my flight with singapore airlines (wlgtn - chch - singapore) has been diverted. waiting for update atm. apparently all flights to chch have been cancelled 'indefinitely' at least for today.

some good photos of the earthquake here

i hope everyone is safe down there.





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