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Baby Get Shaky!
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  Reply # 377741 8-Sep-2010 07:57
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Just had another huge aftersshock... And we've lost power again! Grrrr

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  Reply # 377742 8-Sep-2010 07:57
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Jepers we just had one and a half.

mid 5s.
Tolsi restaurant is now cracked, and EOC even got evacuated

/edit was 4.1, just 5 k deep


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 377743 8-Sep-2010 08:04
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I was just told there is no power in the Christchurch CBD now, following another event just now.





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  Reply # 377745 8-Sep-2010 08:08
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Powers back up here now, short lived cut. Wish geonet would update quicker!

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  Reply # 377746 8-Sep-2010 08:08
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Correct.  Lifts and people trapped again
Traffic lights out

And some hoddible people were spreading a rumor last night of an iminent 6-9 before 7pm. Caused hysteria to not so smart people.


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  Reply # 377747 8-Sep-2010 08:09
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freitasm: I was just told there is no power in the Christchurch CBD now, following another event just now.



Our Datacentre is still up, and that's on Iversen Terrace. 




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  Reply # 377750 8-Sep-2010 08:14
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MORE buildings have new cracks as of that last one.

Police comms has been evacuated.

4.1 shallow, followed by a 5.1 shallow

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  Reply # 377764 8-Sep-2010 09:20
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Pretty cool. Cool
Thought this would be relevant on here...

Telecom offers Christchurch free wi-fi
NBR staff | Wednesday September 8, 2010 - 07:25am

Telecom has made 13 wireless broadband (wi-fi) hotspots free around Christchurch.

The telco has already offered free local, national and mobile calling from its 300 payphones around the quake-struck city.

Telecom, Vodafone and 2degrees have all reported that their mobile networks are now fully operational, albeit with some systems still running on backup power.

Home and business fixed lines for Telecom and TelstraClear are "stable" bar where property damage has affected lines. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were still about 900 customers affected by problems with TelstraClear's cable network.

The free Telecom wi-fi locations:
Cafe Zero
Coffee Club - 344 Halswell Rd, Halswell
Columbus Coffee Riccarton - 129 Riccarton Road, Riccarton
DotCom Café - 42 Marriner St, Sumner
Grand Chancellor Christchurch - 161 Cashel Street
HolyGrailSportsBar - 88 Worcester Bvd
Noel Leeming - 166 Moorhouse Ave
Town Hall
Westpac Centre - 55 Jack Hinton Dve, Addington
Carlton Bar - Cnr Bealey Ave & Papanui Rd, Merivale

The free wi-fi locations:
Telecom Store - Northlands Mall
Telecom Store, Riccarton Mall
Telecom Store, The Palms - Cnr Marshland & New Brighton Rd, Shirle

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  Reply # 377781 8-Sep-2010 09:56
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savag3: What I would really like to know is what size aftershock it would take to cause another major power outage.


if you're not in a quake affected micro area we would love you around here. wanna swap?

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  Reply # 377800 8-Sep-2010 11:07
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joker97:
savag3: What I would really like to know is what size aftershock it would take to cause another major power outage.


if you're not in a quake affected micro area we would love you around here. wanna swap?

I guess my question was answered today. Still helping clean up the mess from a broken water pipe at the office.

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  Reply # 377802 8-Sep-2010 11:11
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For those running an Android cell phone. There is a great little app called Quick Quake Viewer.

Is updated with EVERY earthquake almost immediately. Gives size, depth, location (on a map) where it was felt etc.

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  Reply # 377811 8-Sep-2010 11:27
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Why the heck did they put War of the Worlds on TV last night? Someone at the broadcasting studios really didn't think about what they were doing did they?

And as for the media scaremongering people about there being bigger earthquakes.. I think this is very wrong -  They should definitely warn people to be prepared about the 'possibilty' of there being anonther quake or large aftershock but the media should not be entertaining the idea of another earthquake of large proportion hitting Canterbury. 
 




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  Reply # 377821 8-Sep-2010 11:43
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From Vodafone:


Vodafone Red Alert TXT Donate

Following on from Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Canterbury, Vodafone is partnering with The New Zealand Red Cross to provide essential support for those who need it most at this critical time.
Vodafone customers can donate either $3 or $5 to the cause by TXTing ‘Quake’ to either 333 ($3 donation) or 555 ($5 donation). 100% of all donations will go to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal. This appeal will help people whose homes, livelihoods and wellbeing have been affected by the earthquake near Christchurch.  Progress on their work can be found at: www.redcross.org.nz

Vodafone New Zealand Chief Executive Russell Stanners says, “The days following a disaster are the most critical, it’s important to have the best people on the ground there assessing and assisting in the disaster recovery, which is why we have partnered with the Red Cross. They are the experts in this field, and Vodafone is more than happy to provide the technology to allow New Zealander’s the opportunity to donate to the disaster relief fund. A lot of our staff come from Canterbury and still have family there plus we have over 40 of our team based in Christchurch.”

Vodafone has kicked off donations with $250,000, Vodafone Fiji has pledged F$10,000 and Vodafone Foundation Australia has donated AU$10,000.

The Vodafone Network Operations Team has been working around the clock since Saturday morning ensuring the lines of communication have remained open in Canterbury; power was lost to 98 of the 130 sites in the area. Extra staff and power generation equipment was flown in over the weekend, this along with the co-operation of Canterbury locals who assisted by using their mobile for TXT only (voice in an emergency) ensured there were no major disruptions to the network.





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  Reply # 377833 8-Sep-2010 12:10
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State of Emergency for CBD has been extended till the 15th of September.

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  Reply # 377838 8-Sep-2010 12:16
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Malls Confirmed Closed: Riccarton, The Palms, South City (gas leak). Unknown Status: Northlands or Eastgate.

The Hub Hornby is currently open but operating limited stores. All supermarkets except those in closed malls are open.

We're having another rush on all our stores today, worse than saturdays.

On a positive note the plumber finally turned up, 2 minutes and some nut tightening later and we had a fixed hot water tank and $130 bill. Great time to be a plumber!

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