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  Reply # 863146 21-Jul-2013 18:17
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Hope you guys are all OK near there.

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  Reply # 863148 21-Jul-2013 18:22
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Wow, stay safe everyone. Try not to move too far for cover, here in Christchurch it was a tad dangerous moving for the doorframes since by the time your next foot hit the ground the ground and everything on the floor had shifted. If your near a desk or a table I'd suggest ducking under that instead.

I probably don't have to say this to geekzone, but if things get bad network with neighbours/friends/relatives; the radio stations are pretty useless for emergancy information; at least in Chch they were. Also don't rely on CD sector posts, never saw any open in Christchurch; you'd probably be better off heading for churches/stadiums.

Also if your driving be careful, there could be sinkholes that haven't broken through the surface yet.



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  Reply # 863149 21-Jul-2013 18:27
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i suspect there is quite a big of damage. One news showed quite a big crack on the footing of one old building, think it was the old parliment library building.

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  Reply # 863150 21-Jul-2013 18:28
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I felt quite seasick after/during that one. Quite a few friends have commented they thought they were having a dizzy patch or similar only to find it was an earthquake and motion sickness. Some of the quakes felt in the north island recently have been quite a different rolling type motion than previous sharp shock type earthquakes in the past.

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  Reply # 863152 21-Jul-2013 18:38
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Felt it pretty strongly in PN. Me and da missus were watching TV, and the TV was rocking from side to side. We could feel our whole house moving around.

I can't see any damage or new cracks. I'll have to look tomorrow.




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  Reply # 863157 21-Jul-2013 18:52
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mattwnz: i suspect there is quite a big of damage. One news showed quite a big crack on the footing of one old building, think it was the old parliment library building.


That's the Old Government Buildings (DOC page for the Old Government Buildings), now part of Victoria University. It's also the largest wooden building in the Southern hemisphere.







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  Reply # 863158 21-Jul-2013 18:56
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mattwnz: i suspect there is quite a big of damage. One news showed quite a big crack on the footing of one old building, think it was the old parliment library building.


That's the Old Government Buildings (DOC page for the Old Government Buildings), now part of Victoria University. It's also the largest wooden building in the Southern hemisphere.



That building is timber, apart from the footings, so it will probably be okay. I think it was earthquake strengthened before the law school moved in and the chimneys are all polystyrene for show, so the old fireplaces got removed.

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  Reply # 863161 21-Jul-2013 19:00
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I hope evaryone in Wellington & Seddon is OK.

Stay safe!



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  Reply # 863163 21-Jul-2013 19:01
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There goes another just now.

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  Reply # 863166 21-Jul-2013 19:04
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Jaxson: I felt quite seasick after/during that one. Quite a few friends have commented they thought they were having a dizzy patch or similar only to find it was an earthquake and motion sickness. Some of the quakes felt in the north island recently have been quite a different rolling type motion than previous sharp shock type earthquakes in the past.


That's exactly what it felt like here in Hamilton! Thought I was feeling dizzy, but no..


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  Reply # 863174 21-Jul-2013 19:17
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edge: On my earlier Freeview comment, I'm still without any signal on the Kapiti Coast - as a matter of interest, rather than start a new topic, any of my fellow coasters suffering the same fate??
yip. free view down here in waikanae



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  Reply # 863176 21-Jul-2013 19:24
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Apparently that damage is the Parliamentary Library in teh parliment grounds, which I believe is apparently is on some form of Earthquake base isolation system. http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/about-parliament/history-buildings/buildings/

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  Reply # 863177 21-Jul-2013 19:29
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When the earthquake struck, my father, half-brother and sister, and I happened to be in a restaurant carpark, not moving, and we were wondering why the car was swaying side to side. I looked outside and saw the bushes/light posts also sway.

Came home and a few things had fallen off, and cupboards had opened - but no damage.

Praying for no more earthquakes of that size and greater - or no more earthquakes at all! The one at 7.30am this morning was enough for me. (Funnily enough I didn't feel the 7.17am one, which was stronger. Strange.)

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  Reply # 863181 21-Jul-2013 19:40
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We have some damage. A crack in our driveway and lot of stuff down in the garage,




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