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  Reply # 863183 21-Jul-2013 19:42
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KiwiNZ: We have some damage. A crack in our driveway and lot of stuff down in the garage,


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  Reply # 863196 21-Jul-2013 20:05
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Shouldn't this thread be called the "Seddon Earthquakes"  ?

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  Reply # 863199 21-Jul-2013 20:11
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semigeek: Shouldn't this thread be called the "Seddon Earthquakes"  ?


Where? :-)

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  Reply # 863202 21-Jul-2013 20:16
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mattwnz: 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/


They wont have to go far to get their EQC claim sorted then.




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  Reply # 863207 21-Jul-2013 20:19
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semigeek: Shouldn't this thread be called the "Seddon Earthquakes"  ?


Most if the epicentres seem to have been under Cook Strait. Seddon is just the nearest population centre.




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  Reply # 863212 21-Jul-2013 20:28
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  Reply # 863217 21-Jul-2013 20:40
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I don't think ill be getting much sleep tonight. Hoping to go to sleep around 12, probably wont though. Get up at 5:55 to watch morning breakfast on tv1.

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  Reply # 863240 21-Jul-2013 21:15
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In Wellington things need to be secured to the walls properly. My big bookshelves and TVs are all secured, may do the small ones some time too. Everything breakable has been taken down from the shelves... except the glasses in the kitchen, now I think about it.




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  Reply # 863244 21-Jul-2013 21:20
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The full damage will be seen tomorrow, just hopefully we don't get any more big ones overnight. Looks like Wellington city has been worse affected by this, probably being close to the epicentre. The good thing is that many buildings have been strengthened, so we do get a change to see how well that has worked. If not, I suspect in some of the old parts like Cuba Street, we may have had some facades failing, like in Christchurch. The damage at the Parliament buildings though is a concern after all the money was spent on it, and I believe it is similar base isolation on rubber and lead bearings, to Tepapa

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  Reply # 863267 21-Jul-2013 22:11
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Feels like everything has died down now.

My adrenaline has gone and im not feeling anymore quakes

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  Reply # 863274 21-Jul-2013 22:20
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People have been advised to stay out off the CBD until Tuesday. Both my workplaces are closed.




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  Reply # 863277 21-Jul-2013 22:26
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Finch: Feels like everything has died down now.

My adrenaline has gone and im not feeling anymore quakes


I am still getting a lot of alerts around the 3 and 4s on my phone. Quite a few EQ's near Paraparaumu too, but not really feeling any of them. Maybe it is a case of getting used to them. Getting woken by an EQ is a horrible feeling I think.

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  Reply # 863278 21-Jul-2013 22:29
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was a long rock n roller here for us in Napier nothing damaged though as it wasn't felt that strongly here I'd say it was somewhere around a 4 to 4.5 when it got here and if I'd been moving round at the time I'd most likely have not felt it at all

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  Reply # 863279 21-Jul-2013 22:29
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semigeek: Shouldn't this thread be called the "Seddon Earthquakes"  ?
no way. Wellingtonians are like Aussies. If there is publicity in it they claim it as their own




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  Reply # 863280 21-Jul-2013 22:29
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going to be a sleepless night

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