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  Reply # 970134 20-Jan-2014 16:59 Send private message

50km down would almost be at the bottom of the crust wouldn't it (or around there somewhere)?

I found in Chch that the deep ones tend to wallow a bit, its the shallow ones that give the post surprise.




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  Reply # 970155 20-Jan-2014 17:20 One person supports this post Send private message

"Hundred of shoppers in Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall were evacuated following the quake, which left people screaming and ducking for cover as items fell from shelves."
Stuff 6-3-quake-rattles-lower-North-Island

Work in the mall and didn't see any evacuation!
Most people chose to leave after an earthquake but some stay

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  Reply # 970162 20-Jan-2014 17:36 2 people support this post Send private message

sbaird: "Hundred of shoppers in Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall were evacuated following the quake, which left people screaming and ducking for cover as items fell from shelves."
Stuff 6-3-quake-rattles-lower-North-Island

Work in the mall and didn't see any evacuation!
Most people chose to leave after an earthquake but some stay


Thats Stuff's moto "dont let the facts get in the way of a good story"



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  Reply # 970217 20-Jan-2014 19:01 Send private message

Stuff has a good collection of earthquake related damage pics from around the lower NI.

We got quite a few micro cracks either open or extend around our stucco exterior walls. I was busy putting a tar like sealant over the cracks before the rain hit.

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  Reply # 970226 20-Jan-2014 19:22 One person supports this post Send private message

I held on to the TV. Thought it was going to fall off the wall lol.

First world PRIORITIES!

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  Reply # 970295 20-Jan-2014 21:03 One person supports this post Send private message

chevrolux: I held on to the TV. Thought it was going to fall off the wall lol.

First world PRIORITIES!


During Feb 2011 I was in my PJ's watching Pulp Sport when the EQ hit... ran and saved the TV (an older model Samsung Plasma with no Freeview) completely forgetting about the fish tank beside me... end result a flooded lounge, all the fish died and I got soaked with warm smelly fish water.... but the TV survived  Sometimes we don't always pick the right Priorities haha.

Edit: forgot the add the chimney was above the tv and landed on the roof... really didn't think that one through.

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  Reply # 970326 20-Jan-2014 21:40 Send private message

I was in the wairarapa for the day and it felt quite big. I was outside in the field, so it wasn't scary at all, as nothing could fall over. I heard it well before it hit. It is a totally different experience being outside during a larger earthquake.

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  Reply # 970339 20-Jan-2014 22:20 Send private message

sbaird: "Hundred of shoppers in Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall were evacuated following the quake, which left people screaming and ducking for cover as items fell from shelves."
Stuff 6-3-quake-rattles-lower-North-Island

Work in the mall and didn't see any evacuation!
Most people chose to leave after an earthquake but some stay


Yep that's utter crap as I was there. A few stores closed like Farmers, but there was no evacuation.

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  Reply # 970394 21-Jan-2014 08:02 Send private message

Didn't feel it in Chch but thoughts are with everyone affected.

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  Reply # 970413 21-Jan-2014 08:44 Send private message

I think the Manawatu Gorge will be a spooky place to drive through over the next few weeks, after shocks could well bring down some quite large rock falls.




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  Reply # 970451 21-Jan-2014 09:14 Send private message

I guess more people will think about securing TVs to walls, ornaments to shelves, bookshelves to walls, etc. We did this a few years back as Wellington's pretty quake prone. It's not particularly difficult or expensive.




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  Reply # 970498 21-Jan-2014 10:38 Send private message

ZollyMonsta:
sbaird: "Hundred of shoppers in Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall were evacuated following the quake, which left people screaming and ducking for cover as items fell from shelves."
Stuff 6-3-quake-rattles-lower-North-Island

Work in the mall and didn't see any evacuation!
Most people chose to leave after an earthquake but some stay


Yep that's utter crap as I was there. A few stores closed like Farmers, but there was no evacuation.


On the day of the Feb 2011 quake in Christchurch, Stuff for some time were 'reporting' the airport control tower toppled. Fairfax don't publish news in New Zealand, they publish sensation and whatever gets a pageview.




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  Reply # 970503 21-Jan-2014 10:54 One person supports this post Send private message

InstallerUFB: Rather Strong here in Marton - a few things fell over


People still live there????


Was at work in Wellington. Wasn't as bad as the ones last year but went for much longer.




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  Reply # 970509 21-Jan-2014 11:12 Send private message

It was a full moon yesterday





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  Reply # 970518 21-Jan-2014 11:25 Send private message

I found it amusing that the people on Stuff started drawing correlations between the whales stranding on Farewell spit to the earthquakes. I mean don't get me wrong, I'm all for keeping an open mind on things, but still.

Then the number who declared that the eagle has landed...

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