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  # 442414 22-Feb-2011 14:29
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If you are in CHC and need help, remember to check www.civildefence.govt.nz


#CHCH Quake Update 1

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011.

Damage assessment:
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is assessing information with the assistance of scientific advisors and Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups.
The National Crisis Management Centre is being activated.

People in the affected area should:
Expect aftershocks. Each time one is felt, drop, cover, and hold on.
Check yourself first for injuries and get first aid if necessary before helping injured or trapped persons.
Assess your home or workplace for damage. If the building appears unsafe get everyone out. Use the stairs, not an elevator and when outside, watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines. Stay out of damaged areas.
Look for and extinguish small fires if it is safe to do so. Fire is a significant hazard following earthquakes.
Listen to the radio for updated emergency information and instructions.
Do not overload phone lines with non-emergency calls.
Help people who require special assistance - infants, elderly people, those without transportation, families who may need additional help, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

Detailed safety advice will come from local authorities and emergency services in the area. People should act on it promptly. MCDEM, local civil defence authorities and scientific advisors are closely monitoring the situation.

This advisory has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.





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  # 442416 22-Feb-2011 14:31
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simon14:
freitasm: Vodafone has asked on Twitter that people use SMS for quick messages, and leave voice calls for essential services and emergencies only.



TV3 reported that this goes for the entire country, not just in Chcch region - can this be confirmed?


It would be sensible to not overload the entire network.

 




 
 
 
 


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  # 442417 22-Feb-2011 14:31
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A Telecom New Zealand update:


Telecom is working intensively to understand which services have been affected by today?s earthquake and get these restored as soon as possible.

Some network sites have been badly damaged and are not working, and others are operating on battery back up power.

To minimise the stress on the network and to conserve back-up power we ask people to only use their phones for emergency calls.

We will provide regular updates as more information becomes available.

Our thoughts are with the people of Canterbury.





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  # 442425 22-Feb-2011 14:46
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Tv3 has much better live coverage - very devastating stuff, you can hear it in Hillary's voice.

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  # 442426 22-Feb-2011 14:46
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I saw video of a body being pulled from the rubble on one of the earlier links. Don't watch the video if you don't want to see that sort of thing.

 
 
 
 


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  # 442428 22-Feb-2011 14:52
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Another big one @ 14:56




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  # 442429 22-Feb-2011 14:54
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I've had a staff member in New Plymouth mention to me XT is down for her and several others - assuming the RNC is still in chch

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  # 442430 22-Feb-2011 14:55
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DjShadow: I've had a staff member in New Plymouth mention to me XT is down for her and several others - assuming the RNC is still in chch


The network is up in both Christchurch and Wellington.




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  # 442431 22-Feb-2011 15:00
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This looks and sounds pretty horrible :(

Also...not too sure if anyone has suggested, but it might be worth renaming the thread title to something more accurate?




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  # 442433 22-Feb-2011 15:05
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I am in the Unleash building, things are all up here, cracks everywhere - we are currently running on Generator Power. The earth has not stopped moving for more than a minute. Bloody scary stuff, I had everything off my desk all fall on top of me.




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  # 442436 22-Feb-2011 15:14
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I have added in the Telecom Updates into our Network status and I will update as I receive them

http://www.xnet.co.nz/cgi-bin/status.cgi?id=689




Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

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  # 442441 22-Feb-2011 15:26
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Jared777: This looks and sounds pretty horrible :(

Also...not too sure if anyone has suggested, but it might be worth renaming the thread title to something more accurate?





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