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  Reply # 1671284 15-Nov-2016 13:21
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

I was rather intrigued by the fact that purportedly "terrified" people still found time amidst their terror to get some stuff on Twitter and Facebook.

 

I'm not really sure anyone who is genuinely terrified would be wasting time on that rather than saving their skin.

 

Coming soon...."You'll be AMAZED when you see what the internet said about this earthquake!"

 

 

 

 

I talked to my son about that, he feels that these dealing mechanisms are OK. There are no hard and fast rules, if this is what folks need to get through then all good.  

 

 

That's correct. This coping mechanism is called displacement behaviour. Animals do it all the time. Repeating familiar actions associated with normalcy is a way of relieving stress. Make the beds when the bombs start falling and that sort of thing.

 

 





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  Reply # 1671285 15-Nov-2016 13:22
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tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

Our water has been off for most of the day. Cant get out now due to flooding.

 

 

Sorry Mike, that made me chuckle

 

 

 

 

the humour of this is not lost on me.

 

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.





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  Reply # 1671286 15-Nov-2016 13:23
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Vodafone update:

 

 

UPDATE @ 1:20 pm Tuesday 15 November

 

SUMMARY OF EVENTS:

 

  • A 7.5 magnitude earthquake at 12:02 am on Monday 14 November 2016, caused significant damage to regions of the lower North Island and upper South Island of New Zealand.
  • Vodafone’s network was impacted as a result of power cuts and damage to fibre. Teams worked through the day and night to assess and repair damage where possible. They have reinstated power to numerous sites and have planned a number of work arounds to get parts of Kaikoura connected to voice and text services.
  • Coverage is restored in all areas except Waiau. Vodafone’s Instant Network (Femtocell over satellite) will be deployed to the Waiau area this afternoon, providing critical voice and text connectivity for many people in the area.

 DAMAGED FIBRE CABLE - KAIKOURA:

 

  • Please see here for a joint statement from Vodafone, Spark and Chorus regarding the status of the damaged fibre cable.

MOBILE NETWORK:

 

  • Multiple cell sites were immediately impacted by power outages in a number of regions on the North and South Island.

     

    • The areas of Kaikoura, Ward, Hundalee, Clarence and Waiau sustained significant damage and customers in these areas experienced a full loss of mobile services.
    • By 6:30 pm last night, power had been restored to most sites, and where required back-up generators were transferred to sites and put into operation. This restored mobile voice, text and data services to all lower North Island sites and South Island sites that were affected by the power outages.
    • Two sites in the South Island (Clarence and Waiau) are still down and our teams are working to restore services as quickly as possible:

       

      • Clarence – has some crossover coverage from the surrounding sites, and we are working to restore power on the site today.
      • Waiau - Vodafone will be establishing a temporary femtocell over satellite link early this afternoon to provide temporary coverage for people in Waiau.

 FIXED BROADBAND - WELLINGTON:

 

  • All but 1 FibreX/HFC node in the Wellington region has been reinstated. A very small group of customers remain impacted with a loss of service. We are working to restore services to these customers today.  
  • Some Vodafone home broadband customers may be eligible to take advantage of our ‘Always Connected’ promise. Where possible, we will load a free mobile data bundle onto customer’s mobile phone so they can remain connected via mobile hotspots.

Next update will be approx. 6pm this evening.

 





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  Reply # 1671293 15-Nov-2016 13:38
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As for Wellington access, with the current rain SH2 Wellington to Petone is now blocked northbound between Ngauranga and Petone. SH58 between Paremata and the Hutt is blocked. Grays Road, Paekakariki Hill Road are blocked. SH1 is blocked in Plimmerton. 

 

Basically Wellingtonians can't go anywhere by road today.





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  Reply # 1671317 15-Nov-2016 13:52
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^^^ Mother nature likes to remind us all who is really in charge.


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  Reply # 1671377 15-Nov-2016 14:42
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MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

Our water has been off for most of the day. Cant get out now due to flooding.

 

 

Sorry Mike, that made me chuckle

 

 

 

 

the humour of this is not lost on me.

 

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

 

 


Do you have a Katadyn filter? If so, you can probably pump that flood water through it and drink it with no problems.






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  Reply # 1671381 15-Nov-2016 14:45
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

I was rather intrigued by the fact that purportedly "terrified" people still found time amidst their terror to get some stuff on Twitter and Facebook.

 

I'm not really sure anyone who is genuinely terrified would be wasting time on that rather than saving their skin.

 

Coming soon...."You'll be AMAZED when you see what the internet said about this earthquake!"

 

 

 

 

I talked to my son about that, he feels that these dealing mechanisms are OK. There are no hard and fast rules, if this is what folks need to get through then all good.  

 

 

 

 

(As the mad zombie horde bear down, slavering and eating bits of other family members) "hang on - must tweet this to my followers...any chance of a selfie?...The internet will never believe this - we'll go viraaaaaaaaaaghhhhhh"






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freitasm:

 

Just had a couple of small ones, felt in Wellington...

 

 

Might have been the 5.7 and 5.9 they just had


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  Reply # 1671399 15-Nov-2016 14:56
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Stats NZ has severe structural damage, even though its apparently just a few years old.


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Local state of emergency for Canterbury has been declared, I gather from the news, thats more to allow other support structures to be implemented, so more about dropping red tape than anything has just happened


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@freitasm, did you and others manage to get into work today?

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freitasm:

 

As for Wellington access, with the current rain SH2 Wellington to Petone is now blocked northbound between Ngauranga and Petone. SH58 between Paremata and the Hutt is blocked. Grays Road, Paekakariki Hill Road are blocked. SH1 is blocked in Plimmerton. 

 

Basically Wellingtonians can't go anywhere by road today.

 

 

 

 

And there's a slip across the railway at Whenua Tapu apparently, so you can't get from Wellington to Kapiti by road or rail

 

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DarthKermit: @freitasm, did you and others manage to get into work today?

 

Office still closed today so I'm working from home, but our SysAdmin guys must have been working really hard VMotioning stuff all over the place because RAS is really snappy despite probably ten times as many users as usual! I'd guess that there's a couple of racks full of extra CPU oomph in the RAS Citrix farm today laughing

 

 

 

Management says we can 'expect further information today', so I'm not sure if we're waiting for an engineering assessment to complete, or if they've discovered issues and are busy working out who goes where for the next <???> days / weeks / months


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