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Topic # 128610 16-Aug-2013 14:38
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Reported as 6.9... I feel another one coming. Under the desk again.




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  Reply # 879571 16-Aug-2013 14:41
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Geonet report 6.9.

It was a rolling thing (6.0) then a big rumble (6.9). And then the house kept rolling around for a few minutes more.

It was heavy in Jville, I wonder how much damage in the CBD.




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  Reply # 879573 16-Aug-2013 14:43
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Now scaled down to 6.2.




 

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  Reply # 879574 16-Aug-2013 14:45
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6 . anything is a worry

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  Reply # 879576 16-Aug-2013 14:46
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Thoughts are with anyone in the affected area.

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Reply # 879579 16-Aug-2013 14:48
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just a little rock and roll. to be expected in the shaky isles.  just like volcanoes erupting and putting couple cms of ash on our cars.  Just unfortunate some places dont stand up to quakes.
Something we all need to be prepared for and expect when we live in NZ.




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  Reply # 879583 16-Aug-2013 14:54
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Felt a gentle rolling here in Christchurch.

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  Reply # 879587 16-Aug-2013 14:55
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Does anyone in Welly have an idea if there is any major damage? Trying to get hold of family there and all networks appear down.

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  Reply # 879588 16-Aug-2013 14:56
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I'm pretty proud of that tweet done straight after the quake, but hope you Wellingtonions are all good :)




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tv one news just said people trapped in lifts in Wellington and house collapsed in Nelson.  All cellular networks overloaded so said do not ring but use texts instead




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  Reply # 879594 16-Aug-2013 15:09
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Felt it here in CHCH
Feel bad for all in Seddon, Blenheim and Nelson




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  Reply # 879598 16-Aug-2013 15:16
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I was in the CBD, everyone's getting out. Home in J'Ville now. Felt pretty big, big enough for me to dive under a desk for sure. No obvious damage on the outskirts of the Wellington CBD.




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  Reply # 879603 16-Aug-2013 15:27
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Interesting flutter of quakes going on!

Keep safe Wellington, Picton, Seddon, Blenheim!

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  Reply # 879605 16-Aug-2013 15:29
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I don't think it felt as bad as the big one a few weeks ago, which I think got downgraded anyway. As long as they don't get worse. The rolling ones aren't too bad, just make you feel a bit woozy. The severity rating is more relevant than the number.
The experts did have a 20% prediction that there would be another one over 6 which is quite low odds, so their predictions are a bit off. I don't think they should make those sorts of predictions.

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